UK says Russia’s actions at Zaporizhzhia power station likely compromise its safety and security

A view shows a damaged building in the compound of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, in this photo released March 17 2022. National Nuclear Energy Generating Company News Service Energoatom/Handout via Reuters

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Aug 5 (Reuters) – Actions taken by Russian forces at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant have likely undermined the safety and security of normal operations at the plant, Britain said on Friday.

‚ÄúRussian forces likely used the wider installation area, particularly the adjacent town of Enerhodar, to rest their forces, using the protected status of the nuclear power plant to reduce the risk to their equipment and personnel from attacks. Ukrainian nights,” Britain said. in an intelligence update on Twitter.

Russia’s intentions regarding the plant remain unclear after five months of occupation of Ukraine. His forces are likely operating in areas adjacent to the power plant, having used artillery units based in those areas to target Ukrainian territory on the west bank of the Dnipro River, Britain said.

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Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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