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Europe’s largest nuclear power plant on fire after Russian attack- mayor

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© Reuters. A rescue van is seen at the site after the shelling attack by the Russian army, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Chernihiv, Ukraine, March 3, 2022 in this still image obtained from a social media video. State Emergency Services Of Ukraine/via RE
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BORODYANKA/LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the largest of its kind in Europe, was on fire early on Friday after an attack by Russian troops, the mayor of the nearby town of Energodar said.

There has been fierce fighting between local forces and Russian troops, Dmytro Orlov said in an online post, adding that there had been casualties without giving details.

Earlier, Ukrainian authorities reported Russian troops were stepping up efforts to seize the plant and had entered the town with tanks.

Russia’s invasion of its neighbor is entering its ninth day.

Europe’s largest nuclear power plant on fire after Russian attack- mayor

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