Russian Forces Seize Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant in Ukraine: Regional Administration

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Russian forces on Friday seized the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant site—Europe’s largest nuclear power station—in southeastern Ukraine, the regional state administration said, following what officials said was shelling that caused a temporary fire at the site earlier in the day.

“Operational personnel are monitoring the condition of power units,” the Zaporizhzhia regional military administration said, quoting the Ukrainian nuclear inspectorate, Eastern European news source Nexta reported.

A statement on the website of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine announced: “The Zaporizhzhia NPP site has been seized by the military forces of the Russian Federation.”

It said that Russian forces “committed shelling the Zaporizhzhia NPP site” on Friday, which caused a fire at the site. “The fire was extinguished by the Ukrainian State Emergency Service units. Information on the dead and injured is absent,” the statement said.

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