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# Zaporizhzhia

This year
2023
# War in Ukraine
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# Ukraine
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
2022
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
UN atomic watchdog chief denounces 'targeted strikes' on Ukraine nuclear plant
The nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, is currently controlled by Russia.
# Energy
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
# Ukraine
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# Ukraine
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
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.
# War in Ukraine
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
Russian strike kills 25 people on humanitarian convoy in Ukraine, official says
The strike took place in the city of Zaporizhzhia.
# War in Ukraine
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
Voices
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.
# nuclear concerns
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
UN nuclear agency inspectors to stay in Ukraine power plant to ensure safety
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has faced repeated shelling in recent weeks.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# War in Ukraine
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# War in Ukraine
Twelve Ukrainians wounded in apartment block attacked by Russians
The strikes occurred in the city of Voznesenk.
# War in Ukraine
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
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”.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# Zaporizhzhia
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.
# Missiles
Russia accused of shelling from captured Ukraine nuclear plant
The situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is “extremely tense”, an official said.
# siege of mariupol
‘We’re so sorry’: Mariupol steel plant evacuees feel relief and grief
Survivors have described for the Associated Press their two months at the centre of hell, and their escape.
# Zaporizhzhia
Two British aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine
It comes as Russia carried out an airstrike in Kyiv.
Paul Urey and Dylan Healy were "captured" by Russian soldiers at a checkpoint near Zaporizhzhia.
One person has been killed in a Russian strike on Kyiv during UN Secretary General's visit to the capital.
Zelenskyy said the strikes were an attempt by Russia to "humiliate" the UN and everything it represents.
US President seeks $33 billion package to send arms and aid to Ukraine
Poland and Bulgaria to receive gas from EU neighbours following Russian supply halt
# Zaporizhzhia
UN watchdog expresses 'deep concern' as staff at Ukraine nuclear plant under Russian orders
Invading Russian forces attacked and seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Friday.
# Zaporizhzhia
Russian forces 'occupy' Ukraine nuclear power station
Nato has condemned the attack.