A missile hit a town near Ukraine’s second-largest nuclear power plant, escalating fears of a nuclear accident.
A Russian missile hit a residential area in a southern Ukrainian town not far from a nuclear power plant, injuring 12 civilians and raising fears of a nuclear accident, Ukrainian officials say.
Mykolaiv Governor Vitaly Kim said on the Telegram messaging app that four children were injured in the attack that damaged several houses and five apartments in Voznesensk.
The town is located about 30 km from Pivdennoukleinsk Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP), the second largest in Ukraine.
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The Mykolaiv District Public Prosecutor’s Office updated previous tolls and said 12 civilians were injured.
State-run Energoatom, which manages all four of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants, described the attack on Voznesensk as “another act of Russian nuclear terrorism.”
Several airstrike sirens sounded in the Mykolaiv area on Saturday.
“This missile may have been aimed at the Pivdennu Krainsk nuclear power plant, which Russian forces attempted to seize in early March,” Energoatom said in a statement.
Russia did not immediately react to this accusation. Reuters was unable to immediately confirm the situation in Voznesensk. There were no reports of damage to the Pivdennoukrainsk plant.
Ukrainian authorities have called on the United Nations and other international organizations to evict Russian forces from another nuclear power plant that had been occupied shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
The town of Enerkhodar, home to Europe’s largest Zaporizhia factory, has been repeatedly shelled, with Moscow and Kyiv responsible for the attacks.
12 wounded in missile attack near Ukraine factory
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