The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has been the hot shot of the ongoing war for weeks now between Russia and Ukraine as both have been alleging each other of making the nuclear plant a target. On Saturday, the Russian defence ministry also accused Ukraine of shelling.
The report has it that, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and its surrounding areas in Ukraine became the latest conflict zone in the ongoing war. According to local officials, the Russian forces fired at a number of towns close to the power plant prompting fears of a potential radiation disaster.
The Zaporizhzhia plant is currently in a complex situation as although it is operated by a Ukrainian crew, the control remains with the Russian military who took over the facility in March. As a result, in the past few weeks, both sides have been accusing each other of shelling in the region.
With the fear of imminent global chaos, the international community and countries called for halt to the attack on the nuclear plant and its environment.
Earlier, the United Nations asked Russia to withdraw troops from the nuclear plant considering the sensitive nature of the facility. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also said that they will be visiting the plant in the near future to inspect its condition amidst the ongoing conflict.
According to the RIA news agency, the Ukrainian forces attacked a helicopter repair plant in the region on Sunday. The report further claimed that Ukraine was using drones to carry out attacks in the area and the Russians were able to destroy one such drone near the nuclear facility.
On the other hand, governor Oleksandr Starukh took to Telegram to announce that Russian forces were shelling Zaporizhzhia and they ended up causing massive damage to the buildings. On Saturday, the Russian defence ministry also accused Ukraine of shelling the plant with the use of a western weapon.