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Russia launches 12 strikes on Zaporizhzhya; ZNPP on verge of blackout

There is information about one casualty, 10 wounded and 3 missing. 

Russia launches 12 strikes on Zaporizhzhya; ZNPP on verge of blackout
Consequences of the strike on Zaporizhzhya
Photo: Zaporizhzhya Regional Military Administration in Telegram

Zaporizhzhya came under a massive attack at night and in the morning. The enemy launched 12 missile strikes.

According to preliminary data, seven houses were destroyed and at least 35 were damaged, the head of the RMA said

"There are wounded, the number of victims is being clarified," he said.

As of 9:44 a.m., there were reports of one casualty and eight wounded. Earlier, as of 9:29 a.m., the Interior Minister reported six injured in Zaporizhzhya, and three more were missing at the sites of the attacks. 

At 10:47 a.m., the State Emergency Service reported 10 wounded, and 3 more people were reported missing. 

Emergency workers are conducting search and rescue operations at one of the hit sites in the private sector of the regional centre. 

In addition, the massive attack put ZNPP on the verge of blackout. During the massive missile attack on Ukraine at 5:10 am, the external line 750kV Dniprovska was disconnected. The line connects the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP to Ukraine's unified energy system, according to Energoatom.

ZNPP is currently connected to the Ukrainian power grid by the Zaporizhzhya TPP-Ferrosplavna 330kV power line, which was repaired by Ukrainian power engineers last week after another Russian shelling.

"This situation is extremely dangerous and threatens to lead to an emergency. If the last line of communication with the national power grid is disconnected, ZNPP will be in another blackout, which is a serious violation of the conditions for the safe operation of the plant," said NAPC Chairman Petro Kotin. 

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