Officials installed by Russia in Ukraine said that a Ukrainian missile strike punched a hole in the roof of a fuel depot at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Russian-backed administration in the region of Zaporizhzhia, posted a picture on Telegram of what he said was a hole in the roof of a building at the site used to store fuel for the facility’s reactor.
Kyiv and Moscow have both denied targeting Europe’s largest nuclear power plant; while accusing each other of doing so. Both say the situation at the facility threatens the safety of Europe; and accuse each other of risking a nuclear disaster.
Following claims of the strike, officials said radiation levels at the plant were normal.
Russian-installed officials in Zaporizhzhia accused Ukraine of “continuously firing” on the plant. Ukraine used a U.S.-Made M777 Howitzer to fire the artillery shell, the TASS news agency reported, citing the local administration.