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A Russian all-terrain armored vehicle is parked outside the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant during the visit of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) specialist mission to the Ukraine-Russia conflict outside Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, September 1, 2022 is during.  .- Reuters
A Russian all-terrain armored vehicle is parked outside the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant during the visit of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) specialist mission to the Ukraine-Russia conflict outside Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, September 1, 2022 is during. .- Reuters
  • Iodine protects the body in case of radioactive exposure.
  • Vladimir Putin has threatened to use nuclear weapons.
  • Poland is concerned about fighting around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Warsaw: PolandUkraine, concerned about fighting around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, has distributed iodine tablets to regional fire departments to give to people in the event of radioactive exposure, a deputy minister said on Thursday.

Iodine is thought to be a way of protecting the body from conditions such as thyroid cancer in the case of radioactive exposure.

Shelling at the site of Zaporizhzhya, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, has damaged buildings and cut power lines near six of its reactors. risk nuclear disaster Which will affect the neighboring countries. Russia and Ukraine blame A second for shelling around the plant.

Deputy Interior Minister Blaise Pobozzi told the private broadcaster: “Following media reports about fighting near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, we decided … prematurely to take protective action to distribute iodine.” radio zeto,

“I want to reassure all citizens that these are routine, pre-emptive actions meant to protect us in the event of a situation… I hope that doesn’t happen,” he said.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put former Soviet satellite states on edge, and President Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons had already left residents scrambling to stock up on iodine in the war’s earlier stages.

Regional Governor Oleksandr Starukh said Thursday that Russian forces fired nine missiles at the city of Zaporizhzhya, targeting a hotel and a power station.

Zaporizhzhia is about 50 km (31 mi) from the nuclear plant of the same name.

The head of the UN’s nuclear agency said on Wednesday he would not abandon plans to build a security zone around the Zaporizhzhya plant, despite Russian plans to mobilize new troops and hold a referendum in the region.