Shots are fired at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, and Ukraine is also attacking the area


“Worrying situation”: The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is on the front line – and now the Ukrainian counter-offensive is underway

The fighting around the largest nuclear power plant in Europe occupied by Russia is intensifying. Also, the power plant falls within the catchment area of ​​the ongoing counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army. Experts are concerned.

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A Russian soldier guards the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in the city of Enerhodar in southeastern Ukraine. Because of the war, there are always incidents around the site directly on the Dnipro River.

Sergei Ilnitsky / EPO

The largest nuclear power plant in Europe has been under Russian control since March 4th. The nuclear power plant is the largest single electricity operator in Ukraine. Already at the beginning of the occupation of the site near the town of Enerhodar in the Ukrainian Zaporizhia Oblast, a fire broke out in an administration building of the nuclear power plant. It was possible to prevent the flames from spreading to the reactors.


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