On Saturday, Russian forces announced that the Ukrainian army had attempted to retake the Moscow-controlled Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in the south of the country.
Pro-Russian authorities in Zaporizhia reported that they thwarted an attempt to land a Ukrainian in thearea of the nuclear power plant.
He added that he inflicted casualties on Ukrainian forces which forced them to withdraw, according to the Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath correspondent.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced yesterday the shooting down of a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter near the village of Novotroitskoye in the Zaporizhia region.
Interestingly, the IAEA has repeatedly expressed in past its grave concern over the state of the plant, which is located within one of the four Ukrainian regions that Russia announced last month to annex, although its forces control only part of the city of Zaporizhia.
For months Moscow and Kiev have accused each other of bombing the plant, which is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe as a whole, and since the beginning of March (2022) it has been under the control of Russian forces.
source of electricity
This complex is an important source of electricity for Ukraine.The plant, located on the southern bank of a huge basin on the Dnipro River, which separates Russian and Ukrainian forces, supplies the country with more than 20% of its needs. of electricity.
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