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War in Ukraine: Zaporizhia, the powerhouse of all dangers

2022-08-18T16:24:16.477Z

ANALYSIS - Russians and Ukrainians mutually accuse each other of the shootings of which this plant is the scene.



Correspondent in Moscow

The tone goes up a notch around the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, controlled by the Russian army and the scene for two weeks of bombardments which worry Ukraine and the world.

The intention, on Moscow's part, is clearly to raise the specter of possible disaster in the West to make them question their support for kyiv.

Igor Kirilov, a senior Russian Defense Ministry official, told a briefing on Wednesday that if the site was damaged, radioactive particles would reach Poland, Germany and Slovakia.

Occupied since the beginning of March, the central located in the south of the country is the scene of artillery fire for which the two adversaries reject responsibility.

The situation on site is complex, the statements unverifiable but one thing seems certain: the main nuclear power plant in Europe, currently on the front line, has become a strategic issue...

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Source: lefigaro

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