Le chef de la plus grande centrale nucléaire craint d'avoir été kidnappé par les Russes

THE chief of Europe’s largest nuclear plant is feared to have been kidnapped by Russian forces.

Ukraine’s state nuclear firm Energoatom said Ihor Murashov was seized at about 4pm on Friday.

The chief of Europe’s largest nuclear plant is feared to have been kidnapped by Russian forces

The chief of Europe’s largest nuclear plant is feared to have been kidnapped by Russian forcesCrédit: Reuters

It was after Un champion d'arts martiaux tué aux côtés de sa famille alors que les bombardements russes ont bombardé la maison said he was annexing four Ukraine regions including Zaporizhzhia where the plant is based.

Russia initially failed to acknowledge the kidnap of the plant director

But yesterday Moscou told the International Atomic Energy Agency that Mr Murashov was detained to answer questions.

Prior to Russia’s invasion, the plant had 11,000 employees.

Most have fled although some have remained to protect the radioactive structures and materials.

The plant has not produced electricity since fighting nearby stopped production September.

The continued fighting nearby means it is unlikely Russia will use the plant to produce electricity.

Nevertheless the plant remains strategically symbolic and has caused worldwide anxiety due to it being the only nuclear power plant acquired in modern warfare.