He Russian army attacked again on Thursday night the Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhya and its homonymous capital, in the south of the country and where the largest nuclear power plant in Europe is located, leaving thousands of people without electricity.
The offensive came late in the day, after Russia had launched dozens of missiles against up to ten regions of the country that caused a dozen deaths and left the nuclear power plant disconnected from the Ukrainian power grid for hours.
“Racist (Russian) abomination cynically attacked our city again. As a result of the flights, critical infrastructure facilities were damaged,” he said. Anatoly Kurtevsecretary of the Zaporizhzhia city council, reported the local agency united.
After the attack “there was a fire. According to preliminary information, two educational institutions were damaged. The windows of the buildings were blown out,” Kurtev added.
As he explained, some 20,000 subscribers were left without electricity as a result of the attack. Heating and water supply were also lacking in some areas of the city.
“All relevant (emergency) services immediately started working to eliminate the problems. Currently, the supply of electricity, heat and water in Zaporizhzhia has been partially restored. The work is ongoing,” said the municipal official.
The Zaporizhzhia Ukrainian nuclear plant (ZNPP) already left Thursday completely cut off from power grid after massive Russian attacks that occurred early Thursday morning.
He International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported Thursday night that the plant had been reconnected to an external power supply line after eleven hours in emergency mode, depending on diesel generators.
“Today’s loss of all external energy has once again shown what fragile and dangerous that is the situation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant”, he warned about it Rafael GrossiDirector General of the IAEA.
Grossi recalled that this is the sixth time Zaporizhzhia is left without power supply since the beginning of the Russian invasion and occupation of the facility.
In addition, he indicated that the IAEA inspectors stationed at the plant heard again “heavy shelling”an indication of increased military activity in that region.
The IAEA has spent months demanding the creation of a security zone around the plant to avoid the risk of a nuclear accident.
The plant, the third largest in the world, was occupied by the Russian Army after the invasion and has suffered several disconnections from the Ukrainian network since then, due to the bombardments that take place in the area and of which Moscow and Kiev are accused.
(With information from EFE)
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