Russian occupiers torture personnel of seized Zaporozhye NPP – Minister of Energy

Ivan Boyko 01:45, 09.03.22 UNIAN

The station workers have been held hostage for four days already, they are physically and psychologically exhausted.

German Galushchenko / photo UNIAN (Alexander Kuzmin)German Galushchenko / photo UNIAN (Alexander Kuzmin)

Russian occupiers are torturing the personnel of the seized Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.

This was announced on Facebook by the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko.

“The staff of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant captured by the Russians is being tortured. Moreover, according to our information, the invaders forced the plant’s management to write down an appeal that they plan to use for propaganda purposes,” he said.

According to Galushchenko, the Russian propaganda machine wants to create another fake that will be broadcast to its citizens and the international community to justify its own crimes.

“Workers of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant have been held hostage for 4 days already. There are about 500 Russian soldiers and 50 pieces of heavy equipment inside the plant.

The station workers are physically and psychologically exhausted,” he said.

The minister called on international partners to take all measures to ban hostilities around nuclear power plants, withdraw the occupying troops from the seized nuclear facilities and close the sky over Ukraine.

“An accident at nuclear power plants due to the use of weapons by Russians will lead to a catastrophe on a pan-European scale. Responsibility for this will be entirely on Russia.

If this happens, the Europeans will have to change the comfort of their homes to radiation shelters. Together we must put an end to Russia’s nuclear terrorism. This must be done now, before it is too late,” Galushchenko stressed.

Recall that the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the war must end, we must sit down at the table of substantive and honest negotiations.


  1. This is surely going to continue darkening the stain of russian stigma in anything associated with nuclear power, in addition to the numerous horrors they have been responsible for in the past. I pray putin’s death will be swift when it comes, if only for the faster that his evil is stopped.

    Also, I’m expecting to fly in to Kyiv for March 29th. I’ll see if I can carry extra food to give out when I get there.

    • That’s very thoughtful of you Mac. I doubt they will need food though but you might bring something else. I usually travel with just one check on bag so you can’t bring much heavy stuff.
      Bandaids, chapstick, toothpaste, lotion, aloe, fun, one dollar bills, other first aid stuff and ask your woman.
      Once you get there, there may be some of us here that can help you along too. If you give any money I think I would contribute through a church to be safe. Good luck with your plans.

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