The city of Energodar, where the plant is located, was left without electricity
The shelling resumed in the area of the Zaporizhzhya NPP in Ukraine, and the warring parties again blamed each other for them.
< p>Russian troops launched missile and artillery strikes on the city of Nikopol, located on the opposite bank of the Dnieper River from the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, said the head of the Dnepropetrovsk region, Valentin Reznichenko.
“Fires, power outages and other things happen at nuclear power plants, which force us to prepare the local population for the consequences of a nuclear accident,” Reznichenko said.
In recent days, authorities have been distributing iodine tablets to local residents to help protect them in the event of a radiation leak.
Ukrainian Mayor of Energodar, where the nuclear power plant is located, Dmitry Orlov said that on Wednesday the city was attacked by Russia for the second time and was left without electricity.
o-restoration work, when another shelling reduces their work to zero,” he said in Telegram.
The Russian side blamed Ukraine.
The head of the Energodar administration set by Russia, Vladimir Rogov, said in Telegram that the cause of the power outage in the city was the actions of the Ukrainian military. The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the shutdown was due to a Ukrainian attack on an electrical substation.