“New Cases of Kidnapping Surface at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant as Russian Occupiers Try to Force Ukrainian Workers to Cooperate”
The National Resistance Center has recently reported new cases of kidnappings among the workers of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. This comes as the Russian occupiers attempt to force Ukrainian workers to sign contracts with a fake company under Russia’s state nuclear regulator, Rosatom.
The situation at the power plant has become increasingly tense, with many workers refusing to work at the station following the occupation. The lack of available nuclear workers in the labor market has created a shortage of personnel, making the power plant vulnerable to the Russian occupiers’ attempts to “convince” Ukrainian power engineers to work for them.
The Center reported that the kidnappings have been carried out in secret, with the families of the workers being kept in the dark about their loved ones’ whereabouts. The occupiers have previously blocked access to the power plant for nearly 1,500 Ukrainian workers, making it impossible for the Russians to start or operate the power units of the station.
In addition to the power plant, the Russians are also blocking access to the city of Enerhodar. They are keeping the residents of the city captive, using them as human shields, and preventing them from leaving. Out of the 53,000 residents who lived there before the occupation, only 10-15,000 remain, trapped and unable to leave.
The National Resistance Center is highlighting the urgency of the situation, reiterating the need for immediate action to protect the Ukrainian workers and residents. The continued oppression and disregard for human life is unacceptable and must be stopped. The international community must come together to support Ukraine and put an end to the Russian occupation.