MELITOPOL, November 20. /TASS/. The shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant continues right now, with 15 hits of the plant's facilities already recorded, Renat Karchaa, an adviser to the head of Russia’s Rosenergoatom nuclear power engineering company, told TASS on Sunday.
"They not only shelled yesterday, they are shelling today, shelling right now. As of now, about 15 hits at nuclear power plant facilities have been recorded. Any artillery strikes on the nuclear plant put nuclear safety at risk," he said.
According to Karchaa, Ukrainian troops targeted special building No 2, which holds fresh nuclear fuel. Several shells hit an area near the storage of nuclear waste.
The radiation background at the station is within the norm, he stressed. "Thank God there has been no radiation release. The background is normal," he said, adding that no one was hurt.