Several Reported Injured in Strikes Near Zaporizhia Nuclear Plant as IAEA Announces Visit

At least 10 people were injured by shrapnel after strikes hit Enerhodar, a city in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Oblast that’s home to Europe’s largest nuclear plant, on Sunday, August 28, the city’s mayor said.

Footage released by Enerhodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov shows firefighting efforts amid a large group of parked cars.

Orlov said on Sunday night that strikes were hitting Enerhodar. He added on Monday that 10 people were injured, two seriously. At least 20 cars parked at three addresses on Voiniv-Internatsionalistiv Street were damaged, the mayor said.

Both Russia and Ukraine have been trading accusations of blame for strikes on areas near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Orlov and Andriy Yermak, head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, both accused Russia of carrying out the latest strikes on Enerhodar. But the Russian news agency Ria Novosti said the strikes were carried out by Ukrainian forces.

Rafael Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Twitter on Monday that the IAEA would be sending a delegation to the Zaporizhia plant in Enerhodar following weeks of tension around the safety of the Russian-controlled site. Credit: Andriy Yermak via Storyful

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