On April 7, 2024, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched an unprecedented series of attacks on the Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant. At 11:38, the strike hit the area adjacent to the canteen, resulting in three people being injured (one of them seriously). Half an hour later, a drone attacked the cargo port area. Then the sixth power unit of ZNPP was targeted – the strike hit the dome.

Fortunately, there were no critical damages or casualties, and the background radiation at the plant and the surrounding area has not changed and does not exceed natural background levels. Prior to this, the Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked the plant’s territory on April 5. Flights of the Ukrainian Armed Forces drones were detected in the area of the cargo port and the nitrogen-oxygen station.

Rosatom strongly condemns the unprecedented attack on the facilities of the nuclear power plant and its infrastructure and urges the IAEA leadership, personally the Director General of the agency, Mr. Rafael Grossi, as well as the governments of the EU countries to immediately respond to the direct threat to the security of Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant and strongly condemn the attempt to escalate the situation around the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.

Since October 2022, Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant has been under the management of Rosenergoatom JSC (part of the Electric Power Division of Rosatom State Corporation). ZNPP is located near the city of Enerhodar in Zaporozhskiy Region on the banks of the Kakhovka Reservoir and consists of six power units. ZNPP has been under fire since March 2022.

The official statement of the Communications Department of Rosatom.