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© Reuters. In this still taken from a Facebook video, a rescue van can be seen arriving at the spot after Russia’s attack on Ukraine. State Emergency Services Of Ukraine/via RE

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BORODYANKA/LVIV Ukraine (Reuters – Ukraine’s largest nuclear power station, Zaporizhzhia, caught on fire by Russian troops early on Friday, according to Energodar, the mayor.

Dmytro Oderlov, an internet post author, stated that fighting broke out between Russian forces and local forces. He also said there were casualties, but did not give details.

Ukrainian authorities earlier reported that Russian troops had entered the town and were increasing their attempts to seize it.

Orlov stated on Telegram that the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was on fire as a result continuous enemy bombardment of buildings and units at the biggest nuclear power station in Europe. He cited what he described as a threat for world security. He didn’t give any details.

Reuters was unable to verify this information immediately, and it does not include any potential severity of any fire.

Invasion of Ukraine enters its ninth year. As the largest attack on an European state since World War Two begins, thousands are believed to have been killed or injured. This invasion has also created 1 million refugees and raised fears about a wider West-West conflict that was unimaginable for many decades.

Russia already has the Chernobyl facility, located 100 km (62 miles) to the north of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.

The United States of America and Britain have announced new sanctions for more oligarchs. They are following EU actions, which increased the pressure on Moscow.

Alisher Usmanov (Russian tycoon and founder of the mining company Metalloinvest) was also included.

The White House announced that Visa (NYSE: ) restrictions would be applied to 19 Russian oligarchs and their families, as well as their associates.

U.S. President Joe Biden stated that sanctions had “had a profound effect already”.

Russia describes its actions against Ukraine as “special operation”, which is not intended to invade territory, but destroy the capabilities of neighboring military forces and capture what it considers dangerous nationalists. The Russian government denies that it is targeting civilians.

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