Russian forces take control of Ukraine’s Zaporozhskaya nuclear plant
The staff is still working, while continuing to monitor the radiation levels
The Russian forces took over the area around Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant, the Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. Previously, Russian military units took control of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and agreed to watch over it along with the Ukrainian National Guard.
“Russian Forces have taken control over the cities of Berdyansk, Energodar. Russian troops have complete control and are protecting the territory around the Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant. The station staff keeps working to maintain the facility and control the nuclear environment in normal mode. The radiation levels are normal,” spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov said.
The two-minute video was released by the ministry, showing the area around the Chernobyl power plant with people armed with assault rifles, as well as two men in military uniform, one with a Ukrainian flag on his arm, watching the security cameras and motion detectors in the area.
It was reported that the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the site of the worst nuclear catastrophe in history, is operating as usual, with radiation levels being monitored at least six times a day.