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Russians strike Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant, fire erupts

Russians strike Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant, fire erupts Photo: the Russian occupiers attacked the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant on March 22 (
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant in Zaporizhzhia was attacked by Russians on March 22. A fire broke out there, according to Ukrhydroenergo.

"Unfortunately, the largest hydroelectric power plant in Ukraine, the Dnipro hydroelectric power plant in Zaporizhzhia, was hit. Terrorists did not calm down after destroying the Kakhovka HPP and are now trying to create a new environmental disaster by cynically attacking the Dnipro HPP's hydraulic structures and dam," the statement says.

A fire broke out at the station as a result of the Russian attack. Emergency services and power engineers are working there.

"There is no threat of a breakthrough. The situation at the plant's dam is under control," Ukrhydroenergo adds.

Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, writes on social media that a Russian missile hit a trolleybus moving across the dam. There were people on board.

Russian massive attack on Ukraine

The Russians attacked Ukraine's energy sector on the night of March 22. Zaporizhzhia was hit by a missile attack. There is a threat of blackout at Zaporizhzhia NPP, the line to ZNPP is cut off.

The Russian occupiers also attacked Kharkiv. The city is experiencing problems with electricity, internet, water, and public transportation.

There are also power outages in the Dnipro, Poltava, and Sumy regions. There are reports of hits to critical infrastructure in Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia, Mykolaiv, and Odesa regions. Blackout schedules have been introduced in some regions.

Read more about the consequences of the Russian massive attack in RBC-Ukraine's report.