Local authorities said that the small town of Slavutych, north of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, is surrounded by Russian forces.
A statement said the attackers were located directly on the city’s border. Workers involved in the maintenance of the decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear power plant live in Slavutich. There, in 1986, a major collapse occurred.
Shortly thereafter, Presidential Adviser Volodymyr Zelensky announced that an initial attack by Russian forces on the city had been repelled. About 25,000 people live in the small town of Slavutych.
Ukrainian checkpoints in Slavutych under fire
The Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, citing information from the Ukrainian Nuclear Supervisory Authority, said that, on Friday night, Russian forces fired at Ukrainian checkpoints in the city of Slavutych. According to Kyiv, this endangers the “homes and families of working employees who ensure nuclear and radiological safety” at the former nuclear power plant, as well as further staff rotation. The information cannot be independently confirmed.
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