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| 31 January 2023, Tuesday |

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant remains under Moscow control -Russia installed administration

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is still under Russian control, according to the administration Russia installed in the city of Enerhodar, which was under occupation on Monday after a senior Ukrainian official suggested Russian forces were getting ready to leave.

“The media are actively disseminating lies about Russia’s alleged plans to leave Enerhodar and the These claims are untrue, “On the messaging app Telegram, the government supported by Russia announced.

The head of Ukraine’s state-run nuclear energy firm said on Sunday there were signs that Russian forces might be preparing to vacate the vast Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which they seized in March soon after their invasion.

The General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said on Monday that Ukrainian forces late last week destroyed six units of Russian military equipment and about 30 Russian servicemen were injured in fighting near Enerhodar.

Reuters was not able to immediately verify the reports.

Many of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant’s workers live in the nearby Enerhodar city that has been under Russian occupation since the early days of the invasion.

Russian President Vladimir Putin moved in September to annex Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and the Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine where his forces claim partial control in a move condemned by Kyiv and its Western allies as illegal.

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  • Reuters