As a result of a large-scale Russian missile attack, the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has been cut off from the regular power supply, according to the Ukrainian operator. The plant in the southern city of Enerhodar, which is occupied by Russian troops, is currently being supplied with emergency diesel generators, Enerhoatom said on Telegram. The fuel is enough for ten days. It is the sixth time since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression more than a year ago that the nuclear power plant has had to go into emergency operation, it said.
Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko spoke on Facebook of a "barbaric, massive attack" by the Russians. In addition to Zaporizhia, other parts of the country have also been hit with rockets since the early hours of the morning, including the capital Kiev. The Odessa and Kharkiv regions also reported attacks on power plants and subsequent power outages.
A spokesman for the Russian nuclear power plant operator Rosenergoatom confirmed the disconnection from the regular power grid to the Interfax agency. At the same time, he accused the Ukrainian side of cutting off supplies for no apparent reason.