The construction of a protective dome over the storage of nuclear waste of the Zaporozhye atomic power plant has begun, announced this Saturday the member of the Main Council of the Administration of the homonymous region, Vladimir Rogov.
According to his post on Telegram, the structure will protect the area from falling shell fragments and bombs that are dropped from drones.
Over the past few months, the nuclear plant has repeatedly been the target of attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Last week, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called these attacks “nuclear terrorism”.
“Our units are taking all measures to ensure the safety of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. In turn, the kyiv regime tries to create the appearance of a threat of nuclear catastrophe by continuous targeted shelling of the facility,” he stated.
At the end of November, the director general of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev, warned that the plant was at risk of a nuclear accident, which if it occurred would constitute “a precedent that would forever change the course of the history”. In addition, he denounced that “it is obvious that kyiv considers a nuclear incident acceptable”, with the approval of the US and its allies.