Russian strikes hit southern and central Ukraine

The Nation  |  Dec 07, 2022

ZAPORIZHZHIA-Russian shelling was reported overnight in Ukraine’s southern Zaporizhzhia and central Dnipropetrovsk regions, officials said on Telegram on Tuesday morning. Critical infrastructure and residential buildings were damaged by the strikes in the suburbs of Zaporizhzhia city, said Oleksandr Starukh, head of the Zaporizhzhia regional military administration. No one was injured, according to preliminary information.

In the nearby Dnipropetrovsk region, shelling continued overnight, said Valentyn Reznichenko, its regional military administration head. Gas pipelines, power lines and more than 10 homes were damaged in the district of Nikopol, Reznichenko said. More than 9,000 families were also left without water near the community of Chervonohryhorivka after the power line supplying the pumping station of the local water utility was cut, he said. Engineers are working on restoring supplies, he added.  Homes and a gas pipeline were also damaged near the community of Marhanets, he said. No casualties were reported. Russia says there will be no withdrawal from Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant The Russian Foreign Ministry appears to have dealt a blow to proposals by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to create a demilitarised zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which has been occupied by Russian forces since March.

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