Russia says its air force attacked the workshops of the Motor Sich factory in Zaporizhzhia
Russian air forces attacked workshops at a Motor Sich factory in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine where helicopters were being repaired, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The Ukrainian army in the Donbas region was supplied with fuel by facilities in the Dnipro region of Ukraine, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, which also claimed that Russian forces destroyed them.
On August 28, Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said: “Russian Aerospace Forces used high-precision weapons to strike the workshops of the Motor Sich plant in the city of Zaporozhye where helicopters of the Ukrainian Air Force underwent repairs.
Konashenkov went on to say that Russian forces killed more than 100 nationalists at a Ukrainian military training center in the Slavyansk region.
He said: “More than 100 nationalists were eliminated at the training center of the Ukrainian military reserve in the Slavyansk region of the Donetsk People’s Republic as a result of a high-precision strike.”
As both sides continued to blame each other, Russian forces attacked towns across the river from Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. The bombing of Russia’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine has fueled fears of a major disaster. Despite the risk, representatives of the UN’s nuclear watchdog were still awaiting permission to visit the factory on the southern front lines of the conflict.
No increase in radiation level at ZNPP
Oleksandr Starukh, the governor of the Zaporizhzhia region, told Ukrainian television that people were being instructed on how to apply iodine in the event of a radiation leak as they stood next to a crater in a school that had been largely reduced to rubble. Following the most recent bombardment around the Russian-occupied site, neither Russian nor Ukrainian officials say radiation levels at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant have increased.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the radiological situation is unchanged. Similar remarks were made earlier on August 28 by Energoatom, Ukraine’s national nuclear energy company. Fears of a widespread disaster at Europe’s biggest nuclear power station have been raised as both sides have been accused of bombing the vast complex for weeks now.