(CNN)New video showing Russian military vehicles inside turbine hall connected to Ukrainian reactor has been published online At the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, artillery fire intensifies, raising fears of a nuclear disaster.
CNN located the video and confirmed its authenticity. The video began circulating on social media on Thursday. Not sure when the video will be.
This footage shows him one of his six turbine rooms on the west side of the nuclear power plant in the southeastern city of Enerjodar. Each turbine hall is connected and incorporated into a larger building that houses the reactor.
A vehicle that looks like a standard Russian military truck sits at the western end of his ground floor building just 400 feet (130 meters) from the reactor.
It is unclear from the video whether the pallet and tent-like structures are part of the Russian military or related to the operation of the power plant.
Moscow previously said the only military equipment at the factory was related to patrol duties.On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said satellite imagery showed that "weapons, especially heavy weapons, were on the territory of this base."
CNN did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Russian Ministry of Defense about the interior and surroundings of military vehicles in the turbine room. rice field.
Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of threatening nuclear terrorism, especially around nuclear power plants.
Kyiv has repeatedly accused Russian forces of storing heavy weapons within the complex and using them as cover to launch attacks. Claims to target locations.
On Monday, the chairman of Ukraine's state-owned nuclear power company, Petro Kochin, said Russia had 14 "heavy military equipment" for the "first power unit" and "six units" for the "second engine." He said he was keeping the vehicle. room. "
No Russian military vehicles have been seen at the factory since July 24, according to satellite imagery of the complex provided to CNN by Planet Labs.
Russian military It is unclear if the truck was stored inside the turbine room or if they were using it as cover after the Ukrainian military attack on July 19. Targeted Russian military personnel in two tents.From one of the reactors (more than 300 meters).
Nuclear disaster threat
Europe's largest Zaporizhia nuclear power plant The plant has been under Russian control since March.
Attacks on the complex have intensified as battles with flares in southern Ukraine have escalated concerns over the specter of a nuclear disaster. , and the United Nations nuclear watchdog and world leaders demanded that the mission be granted. seeks to soften some of the more alarming warnings by explaining that the main threat is closest to the power plant itself and does not justify a Europe-wide warning. is particularly wary of comparisons to the worst nuclear accident in history, the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.
According to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): On August 5, several explosions near a switchboard cut power and disconnected one reactor from the grid.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addressed Thursday in the western city of Lviv, calling for the "demilitarization" of the area around the power plant and "an effort to re-establish Zaporizhia as a purely civilian population." We urgently need an agreement," he said. To ensure infrastructure and local security.
"We must tell the truth. The potential harm to Zaporizhia is suicide," Guterres said.