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Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant seized by Russians after shelling, say authorities

Overnight shelling at plant sparked fire that prompted Volodymyr Zelenskiy to issue stark warning

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has been seized by Russian military forces, according to regional authorities, after a fire sparked by overnight shelling burned for several hours at the largest facility of its kind in Europe.

The Ukrainian state inspectorate for nuclear regulation said in a statement on its Facebook page the plant had been “captured by the military forces of the Russian Federation”, but added that employees were continuing to work on the premises.

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