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Russian Forces Occupy Site of Nuclear Plant as Fire Contained

  • Emergency services say fire at training block extinguished
  • Zaporizhzhia accounts for about 20% of Ukraine’s electricity
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WATCH: Ukraine Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko says a fire at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been extinguished.Source: Bloomberg
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Russian forces occupied the site of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant Friday after an attack that ignited a fire at the complex, Ukraine said, raising the stakes in President Vladimir Putin’s invasion as his troops pounded cities across the country.

Russian shelling had caused a blaze at a training complex in the Zaporizhzhia plant in the east of the country overnight, Ukrainian officials said, but emergency services extinguished it and there were no casualties. Ukraine told the International Atomic Energy Agency the incident had “not affected ‘essential’ equipment,” and there had been no change reported in radiation levels.