Russian strikes on the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut on Wednesday left at least six people dead and three others injured, the regional governor announced.
“The Russians bombed the city with a multiple rocket launcher, hitting a residential area. According to initial information, 12 residential buildings have been damaged and four are on fire,” Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote on Telegram.
A week ago, Ukraine accused Russian forces of strikes near a nuclear reactor at the Zaporizhzhia power plant in the country’s southeast.
“Three strikes were recorded on the site of the plant, near one of the power blocks where the nuclear reactor is located,” Energoatom, Ukraine’s state-run operator of the country’s nuclear power plants, said in a statement.
“There are risks of hydrogen leakage and radioactive spraying. The fire danger is high,” the statement read.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been trying for weeks to send a team to inspect the plant. However, Kyiv has rejected the efforts, explaining that it would legitimize Moscow‘s occupation of the site in the eyes of the international community.
The Zaporizhzhia plant in southeast Ukraine is the largest in Europe. Russian troops took control of it last March after the invasion began in late February.