Ukraine Says Russia Shelling Disconnects Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant From Grid

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s energy operator said on Monday that a fire caused by Russian shelling had severed a power-transmission line and effectively disconnected the Zaporizhzhia nuclear-power plant from Ukraine’s electricity grid.

Ukraine has for weeks accused Russia of deliberately shelling the plant, Europe’s largest. Russia has in turn blamed Ukrainian forces positioned across the Dnipro River in areas around the city of Nikopol. It didn’t immediately comment on the latest accusation.

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