Ukraine launches drones at Zaporizhzhia's Enerhodar: Rosatom head
Russian authorities said that the technological safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Zaporizhzhia is fully ensured.
MOSCOW: Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom head Alexey Likhachev said that Ukraine attacked Enerhodar city in Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia on Monday and added that two drones were downed, Russia-based Sputnik reported.
Speaking to reports on the sidelines of the ongoing Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Likhachev said, "There was a massive drone attack on the city of Energodar yesterday [on Monday]. Six airstrikes were recorded around 6 pm [local time, 15:00 GMT]. Two drones were eliminated on approach, four struck," according to Sputnik report.
Alexey Likhachev noted that the technological safety of the nuclear plant in Zaporizhzhia is fully ensured. He further said that there continues to remain a risk of attacks on the nuclear plant from Ukraine. He said that Ukraine's actions aim to further intimidate residents and employees of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Meanwhile, Regional Governor Roman Starovoit said that Ukrainian armed forces have repeatedly used drones to target Rylsk in Russia's borderline Kursk region over a couple of hours. He said that another drone attack took place on Lenin Street, Russia-based TASS reported.
In a post shared on Telegram, Starovoit stated, "Another drone attack on Lenin Street. The roof of an administrative building damaged, glass shattered in some windows. There are no casualties," according to a TASS report.
On Monday night, Starovoit said that Ukrainian armed forces had dropped an explosive device from a drone, which caused damage to exterior walls and windows in two buildings on Lenin Street.