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Ukraine bracing for power outage as Russian forces target energy system

The Ukrainian city of Energodar has been surrounded by Russian forces on all sides, but the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) is still operational, according to Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhya Regional Military Administration.

According to Starukh, Russian forces fired blank bullets to intimidate people, and the ZNPP is now under Russian military control.

“The city is blocked on all sides. There is a lot of enemy equipment. The station is working stably. Our experts say that such actions of the Russian forces are aimed at destroying the country’s energy system and causing power outages,” he said.

According to UNIAN, the head of OVA stressed the importance of being prepared for this, particularly by preparing products that do not need to be stored in refrigerators.

Around 90 units of enemy equipment and “Kadyrovites” are concentrated near Energodar.

According to Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, Russian forces actively continued their attempts to reach the Zaporozhye NPP’s facilities on Thursday.

After midnight, active shelling of National Guard-guarded and defended positions began. The enemy employed tank, small-arms, and sniper fire.

The administrative and training buildings caught fire as a result of the shelling. Only in the morning were SES units permitted to put out the fire.

According to UNIAN, the Ministry of Internal Affairs also reported that approximately 90 units of enemy equipment, Kadyrov units, equipped with thermal imagers and weapons for effective combat at night, were concentrated near Energodar.

According to station representatives, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe is currently a real threat of nuclear danger. According to the report, one unit was turned off.


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