The UK says Russia’s actions at the Zaporizhzhya power plant are likely to undermine its security and safety

A view shows a destroyed building in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant complex, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, in this photo posted on March 17, 2022. The press service of the National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom/Handout via Reuters

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Aug 5 (Reuters) – Britain said on Friday that measures taken by Russian forces at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant likely undermined the security and safety of the plant’s normal operations.

Britain said: “Russian forces may have used the facility’s wider area, particularly the nearby town of Enerhodar, to rest their forces, taking advantage of the nuclear power plant’s protected position to reduce risks to its equipment and personnel from night-time Ukrainian attacks.” In an intelligence update on Twitter.

Russia’s intentions about the station remain unclear five months after its occupation of Ukraine. Britain said its forces may be operating in the vicinity of the power plant, after it used artillery units stationed in these areas to target Ukrainian territory on the western bank of the Dnipro River.

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Additional reporting by Gopi Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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