The Russian army is shelling cities near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant with rockets

In the city of Nikopol, which is located about ten kilometers as the crow flies from the Russian-occupied nuclear power plant, a woman was killed and four other people were injured in shelling, said regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko.

“The Russians fired Grad, Uragan, Smerch rocket launchers and heavy artillery at residential areas, businesses and roads,” stated evening on the social network Telegram Rezničenko. The morning before he wrote, that several residential buildings in the city were damaged and about 1,500 households were left without power after heavy fire during the night. In the town of Marhanec, which lies across the river opposite the power plant, according to Reznichenko, Russian shelling at night damaged about ten houses and completely destroyed one.

Two people were injured during nighttime shelling of the town of Zaporozhye, about 40 kilometers from the power plant. he communicated on social networks Anatolij Kurtěv from Zaproža town hall. According to him, the attacks damaged five houses. The governor of the Zaporozhye region, Oleksandr Staruch statedthat the Russians hit the town of Orichiv 200 times during the afternoon, in the center of which a fire was spreading.

Russian forces also shelled the strategic cities of Kramatosk and Slovyansk in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Victims or injuries were not reported from there, also due to the fact that the residents of the affected houses had been evacuated earlier, stated on Facebook, the governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko. The center of Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, was shelled twice today, and an administrative building was destroyed in one of the strikes. informed the mayor of the city Ihor Terechov.

The Russians also carried out airstrikes from bombers that took off from Belarusian territory, the Belarusian monitoring group Belaruski Hajun pointed out. Bomber launches were recorded after seven o’clock in the evening local time (six o’clock CET). The Unian agency wrote that rockets were then fired from Belarus to Ukraine. The explosions were reported from the Rivne region, located near the Belarusian border. According to the Unian agency, the missiles were destroyed by the Ukrainian air defense over the Volyn region, which is also adjacent to Belarus.

Today, the Russian Ministry of Defense accused Ukrainian forces of directly shelling the Zaporozhye Power Plant in the past 24 hours. Ukrainian energy company Enerhoatom, on the other hand, said it had no information about new attacks on the facility. However, the Russian Ministry and the Ukrainian company both stated that no elevated level of radioactive radiation had been detected.

Both warring parties have been accused of attacks on nuclear facilities for several weeks now. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is preparing to inspect the facility early next week. He claims it daily The Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources familiar with the development of negotiations on access to the facility, reported the breakthrough in the talks.

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