Fire seen at nuclear plant as fighting rages

A livestream from a YouTube account registered to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant appears to show heavy fighting and a large fire.

It’s not immediately clear whether the video is showing the plant itself or another site in the area.

the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Europe’s largest, and accounts for about one quarter of the country’s power generation.

The livestream shows tracer fire and explosions, as well as what appears to be a large fire in or next to a building.

Local reports confirm a fire at the site, blaming it on Russian shelling.

The plant is located in Enerhodar, a major energy hub on the left bank of the Dnieper River and the Khakhovka Reservoir. The mayor of Enerhodar, Dmytro Orlov, said a Russian military column was headed toward the nuclear plant and loud shots were heard in the city late Thursday.

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