Balitsky: The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not hit the ZNPP, they realize that they will receive a retaliatory strike
MOSCOW, August 25 – RIA Novosti. Deputy Governor of the Zaporizhzhya region, Yevhen Balitsky, said that the Ukrainian side did not directly attack the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, because it understood that Russia would react accordingly to the Ukrainian nuclear power plants, and this scenario would also affect the West. Interview with RIA Novosti.
Zaporozhye NPP is located on the left bank of the Dnieper, near the town of Energodar. This is Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in terms of number of units and installed capacity – the plant has six power units with a capacity of 1 gigawatt each. In October 2022, the nuclear power plant became the property of the Russian Federation. The Ukrainian army continues to regularly bomb Enerhodar and the site of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant adjacent to the city. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Kiev regime continued to deliberately bomb the ZNPP, trying to create the appearance of a nuclear catastrophe threat. The International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly stated that a security zone should be created around the ZNPP.
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