Petro Kotin, the President of Energoatom (National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine) noted on October 19, 2022, that more than 150 employees of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant have been kidnapped by Russian troops since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale aggression against Ukraine.
Petro Kotin, the President of “Energoatom” says that about 50 employees of the Zaporizhzhia NPP are currently in Russian captivity.
“More than 150 people from the staff of the plant were captured since the start of the Russian invasion in late February. Some of them were later released, but there are those whose fate is still unknown. About 50 people are still in captivity. They are plant employees,” emphasized Petro Kotin.
According to the President of “Energoatom”, Russians regularly kidnap employees of the station. They even kidnapped Igor Murashov, the director general of the ZNPP. He was held captive by Russian troops for several days, but then released earlier this month.
“He had been kept in the basement for three days. Isn’t it a torture if he sat on a chair for a day with a bag over his head?” Petro Kotin said about Igor Murashov, who was released with the help of Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).