Day 379 of the Ukraine conflict: “We are tossing the dice” after Russian strikes leave a nuclear reactor without power
Following a round of Russian missile attacks, the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in Ukraine has no external power supply and is only running on diesel generators. SEE MORE ABOVE
According to the Ukrainian air force, Russia launched 81 missiles, including six Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, and eight drones against Ukraine in the early morning attacks. 34 cruise missiles, four Shahed suicide drones, and guided missiles were all destroyed by Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, denounced the assaults and asserted that Russia “won’t dodge blame.”
The New York Times stated that a pro-Ukrainian non-government group may have been responsible for the explosions, leading the Kremlin to question whether the attacks on the Nord Stream pipelines could have been carried out without state help.
The Kremlin stated that there are “a lot of uncertainties” that remain about the Black Sea grain deal and that there are no plans at this time to meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
In a news conference with his Saudi counterpart, Saudi Arabia and other nations enabled prisoner of war exchanges with Ukraine, according to Sergei Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia.
Poland claimed to have sent the additional 10 Leopard 2A4 tanks it had pledged to Ukraine, and allies will follow suit soon.
Slovakia’s defense minister stated that a decision must be made on the deployment of its MiG-29 fighter aircraft to Ukraine.
According to the head of energy strategy for the European Union, Ukraine will participate in a plan by the member states to buy gas together.Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been left without electricity supply following Russian missile strikes and is running on diesel generators.
The disruption came during a fresh wave of Russian missiles that hit at least 10 regions out of 27 across Ukraine, killing at least nine people and led to power outages across the country.
The operator said it was the sixth time that the facility had been disconnected from the electricity grid since Russian forces captured the plant last year.
Russia fired 81 missiles, including six Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, and eight drones at Ukraine in early-morning strikes on Thursday, the Ukrainian air force said.
Ukraine destroyed 34 cruise missiles and four Shahed suicide drones, and eight drones.