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Russian forces occupying the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant have turned the site into a military base to launch attacks against Ukrainian positions. reports citing BBC that the head of Ukraine's nuclear power company says.

Petro Kotin told the BBC the threat to the plant was "great" but that it remained safe.

"They [Russian forces] use it [the power plant] like a shield against the Ukrainian forces because nobody from Ukraine is going to do something," Mr Kotin said.

"The Ukrainian Armed Forces know that these are Ukrainian personnel, and this is a Ukrainian plant, and there are Ukrainian people [there], so we aren't going to kill our people, our staff, and damage our infrastructure."

2022.08.09 / 14:23
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