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Zaporizhia nuclear power plant disconnected from power grid after bombing

The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine is disconnected from the power grid after Russian bombing. The remaining power lines were hit and damaged, Ukrainian operator Enerhoatom said. The nuclear power plant is powered only by diesel generators.

The diesel supply is sufficient for 15 days. The nuclear power plant is the largest in Europe. It has long been occupied by Russian troops but is managed by Ukrainian workers.

The power plant site in the city of Enerhodar was repeatedly hit by projectiles, for which the warring parties blame each other. They accuse themselves of risking a nuclear catastrophe. The city of Enerhodar is located in the Zaporizhia region, close to the border with the Kherson region in southern Ukraine. Fighting between Ukrainian and Russian troops continues there.