The consequences of the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) by the Armed Forces of Ukraine was the damage to the thermal power plant. The critical infrastructure of the ZNPP itself was not damaged. This was announced by the head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev.
“On August 11, 2022, units of the 44th artillery brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the direction of the settlement of Nikopol from 152-mm guns fired at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant”, — he said.
According to the colonel-general, as a result, a thermal power plant for its own needs and the equipment of spray pools for the cooling system of nuclear reactors were partially damaged.
The critical infrastructure of ZNPP was saved “only thanks to skillful, competent and effective actions” of the Russian military: they covered critical facilities, the operation of the reactors was not disrupted.