According to information from Ukraine, there was another temporary power outage at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which was occupied by Russia. The Kiev Ministry of Energy announced on Telegram that the last working power line was cut off on Saturday night. The nuclear power plant was being supplied with emergency generators until the line was repaired almost five hours later. This was the eighth such power outage.
“This could have led to a nuclear disaster,” the ministry said. The facility, occupied by Russia since March 2022, no longer produces electricity, but it needs electricity to cool the reactor.
Meanwhile, control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Marinka remained unclear on Friday, although unofficial reports suggested Russian forces had made some gains. The city, once home to 10,000 people, was almost completely destroyed in more than a year of fighting. Civilians are no longer in the city.
Ukrainian General Staff said in its evening report on Friday that Russian forces tried to advance on villages near Marinka but were unsuccessful. Ukrainian military spokesman Volodymyr Fitio, in his speech on Ukrainian television, stated that Russian forces carried out attacks in many regions of the 1000 km long front line.