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# Zaporizhzhia

This month
September 2023
South-east Ukraine is now main focus of fighting, says Russia
Ukrainian troops in the region have advanced nearly five miles in three months, in gruelling fighting.
Last month
August 2023
Russia says it intercepted two drones near Crimea as Kyiv retakes village on southern frontline
Robotyne is located in the southern region of Zaporizhzhia, one of four that the Kremlin claimed to have annexed last year.
Ukraine urges civilian evacuations in the northeast as Russia claims gains
Kupiansk and the surrounding areas of Ukraine’s Kharkiv region were recaptured by Kyiv’s forces in September, but Moscow has since pushed back into the region.
This year
Russia has no red lines to prevent attacks on nuclear plant, says Ukraine's energy minister
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant was seized by Russia in March 2022.
Ukraine says tension over key nuclear plant is 'decreasing', but local authorities fear the worst
Fears for the safety of the Zaporizhzhia power plant, which is Europe’s largest, have persisted throughout Russia’s invasion.
UN nuclear watchdog urges access to power plant as Zelenskyy says Russia is planning attack
The International Atomic Energy Agency called for additional access to the plant to “confirm the absence of mines or explosives at the site”.
Explainer: Why would Russia strike a dam in territory it currently controls?
Russia has blamed Ukraine for the attack, but experts say that Moscow is the only State that would stand to benefit as Ukraine’s counter-attack looms.
Ukraine nuclear plant 'living on borrowed time', says UN nuclear chief
Russian forces took control of the six-reactor plant in embattled southern Ukraine in March last year.
UN atomic watchdog chief arrives at Ukraine nuclear plant held by Russia in rare visit
There are persistent fears over the safety of the nuclear plant in the southern Zaporizhzhia region.
Zelenskyy visits frontline near Bakhmut following night of missile and drone attacks
At least one person was killed in Zaporizhzhia while the death toll from a separate drone attack on a school near Kyiv rose to seven.
Russia unleashes missile and drone strikes in eastern and southern Ukraine
Russian forces launched 71 cruise missiles, 35 S-300 missiles and seven Shahed drones since last night.
Last year
Russian strikes on Ukraine grid 'crime against humanity,' Zelenskyy tells UN
The strikes disrupted power supplies in Ukraine’s southern and eastern regions, with water and electricity cuts in the capital Kyiv and elsewhere.
UN atomic watchdog chief denounces 'targeted strikes' on Ukraine nuclear plant
The nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, is currently controlled by Russia.
Ukraine says Russia 'kidnapped' two nuclear plant workers
The accusation comes as over 1,000 towns and village are without power due to Russian airstrikes
Russian attack on Zaporizhzhia apartment buildings leaves multiple people dead
A council secretary said the city was struck by rockets overnight, and that at least five private houses were destroyed and around 40 were damaged.
Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant loses last external power link
The International Atomic Energy Agency said the plant’s link to a 750-kilovolt line was cut at around 1am on Saturday.
Zelenskyy says Ukraine has retaken nearly 2,500 square kilometres in new counteroffensive
Ukraine has in recent days made a second significant push to reclaim territory in the Kharkiv and Kherson regions.
At least three killed as Russian strikes hit residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia
It comes as Ukraine said it had retaken more than 400 square kilometres of the Kherson region since the beginning of the month.
Ukraine claws back more territory in strategic southern Kherson region
Ukrainian forces penetrated Moscow’s defences in the region, one of the four areas that Russia is trying to absorb.
Moscow says troops 'withdrawn' from key Ukraine town of Lyman
The town is key due to its rail lines, which Russian forces have relied on for transporting goods.
Russian strike kills 25 people on humanitarian convoy in Ukraine, official says
The strike took place in the city of Zaporizhzhia.
UN nuclear chief pushes for deal on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant safety zone
Rafael Grossi, the director-general of the IAEA, made his proposal last week after leading a team of inspectors to the Ukrainian nuclear plant.
Final reactor at Ukraine nuclear plant shut down after power restored
The six-reactor Zaporizhzhia plant was disconnected from the grid last week after all its power lines were cut off because of fighting in the area.
Tom Clonan: There is now little chance of a Russian breakthrough in Ukraine
The security analyst says Putin’s tactics are failing and the international community must work hard to bring a peaceful end to the conflict.
Ukraine power plant needs safety zone to avoid nuclear disaster, say experts
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and surrounding areas have been repeatedly hit by shelling that Russia and Ukraine blame on each other’s forces.
Ukraine says nuclear plant offline after Russian shelling
Russia’s Defence Ministry claimed that Kyiv’s forces on Sunday targeted the territory of the plant with a drone.
UN nuclear agency inspectors to stay in Ukraine power plant to ensure safety
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has faced repeated shelling in recent weeks.
UN nuclear agency team arrive at Russia-held power plant in Ukraine
It comes after Ukraine accused Russia of shelling in the area that forced the closure of one of the facility’s six reactors.
International Atomic Energy Agency wants 'permanent presence' at Russia-held nuclear plant
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said his team planned to spend “a few days” at the plant.
UN's nuclear agency travelling to Zaporizhzhia plant, as Ukraine launches offensive in south
Russia and Ukraine traded claims of rocket and artillery strikes at or near the plant on Sunday, intensifying fears of a radiation leak.
Radiation leak fears as cities near Ukrainian nuclear plant shelled
Fears persist that fighting in the vicinity of the Zaporizhzhia plant could damage it and cause a radiation leak.
Fears of radiation leak mount near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
The UN’s atomic energy agency has been trying to send a team in to inspect and help secure the plant.
Russia has put Europe one step away from radiation disaster, Zelenskyy says
A blackout across the region heightened fears of a catastrophe in a country still haunted by the Chernobyl disaster.
Ukrainian nuclear plant near fighting is cut off from power grid
The Zaporizhzhia plant operator said the cut-off meant two remaining reactors at Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant were disconnected from the grid.
Twelve Ukrainians wounded in apartment block attacked by Russians
The strikes occurred in the city of Voznesenk.
Ireland calls for Russia to end 'illegal occupation' of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant
Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations of new shelling near the facility.
UN nuclear watchdog warns of 'grave hour' at Ukraine nuclear plant following shelling
Rafael Grossi said the International Atomic Energy Agency must be allowed to inspect the Zaporizhzhia plant “as soon as possible”.
Kyiv calls for new sanctions against Russia and a demilitarised zone around nuclear power plant
The White House earlier called on Russia to cease all military operations around nuclear facilities in Ukraine.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has warned of "the very real risk of a nuclear disaster" from shelling at the Zaporizhzhia plant.
The first grain ship to reach its final destination after departing from Ukraine has docked in Turkey.
The World Bank announced it was mobilising another $4.5 billion in US-provided financial support for Ukraine.
Zelenskyy says Russia must take responsibility for nuclear plant 'terror'
Nuclear power plant operator Energoatom said the plant was struck near one of the power blocks where the nuclear reactor is located.
Russia accused of shelling from captured Ukraine nuclear plant
The situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is “extremely tense”, an official said.