Russian troops have seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the Ukrainian authorities say.
“Operational personnel are monitoring the condition of power units,” a local authority said on social media, quoted by Reuters news agency. Station personnel continue to work and monitor the state of the power units, it said.
A fire broke out at the plant – Europe’s largest – after a Russian shelling attack.
At the same time, the Ukraine military claims that Russia has exhausted most of its operational reserves in trying to capture Kyiv, and is now getting backups from other divisions.
In a Facebook post, the General Staff of the Armed Forces adds that Russian troops have managed to surround the port city of Mariupol. Residents of Mariupol have been describing a relentless barrage of shelling as Russian forces try to capture the city.
By Ana Dumbadze
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