Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia reactor shut down after gunfire: exchange of accusations
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Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia reactor shut down after gunfire: exchange of accusations

The protection system of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was triggered following an artillery attack and deactivated reactor number 5 of the plant. This was announced by the Ukrainian national company for the production of nuclear energy, Energoatom, that the reactor was shut down automatically at 4:57 after another mortar attack by Russian forces. The head of the administration appointed by Moscow in Zaporizhzhia, Volodymyr Rogov, said instead that the reactor was shut down following Ukrainian artillery shells.