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Russian convoy advances on key energy hub housing Europe’s largest nuclear plant

The mayor of Enerhodar, site of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, says Ukrainian forces are battling Russian troops on the edges of the city.

Enerhodar is a major energy hub on the left bank of the Dnieper River and the Khakhovka Reservoir that accounts for about one-quarter of the country’s power generation due to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, which is Europe’s largest.

Dmytro Orlov, the mayor of Enerhodar, said Thursday that a big Russian convoy was approaching the city and urged residents not to leave their homes.

Source: TOI

Notes:

Units 1 to 4 remained operational on 25 February 2022, while Units 5 and 6 were shut down.

On 28 February 2022, during the Russo-Ukrainian war, Russia claimed to have captured the plant as well as Enerhodar. The mayor of Enerhodar, Dmitri Orlov, later denied this claim.