Close call: Russian attack near nuclear power plant

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.25 - 2023 1:43 PM CET

Foto: President of Russia Office
Foto: President of Russia Office
Russian attack near nuclear power plant.

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An overnight attack by Russian forces on Khmelnytskyi Oblast in western Ukraine led to significant damage near the region's nuclear power plant.

According to Kyiv Independent, The Ukrainian Energy Ministry reported that the attack, which took place on October 25, damaged the windows of an administrative building and a laboratory building near the plant.

Air defense systems managed to shoot down the incoming projectiles, but the resulting explosions caused the damage.

In addition to the buildings, the attack also disrupted a power line, leaving 1,860 households in Khmelnytskyi Oblast without electricity. The local authorities had earlier reported that falling debris from the attack had damaged "critical infrastructure."

The Energy Ministry stated that restoration work would commence as soon as energy workers could safely access the damaged site. This marks the fourth consecutive day that Khmelnytskyi Oblast has been targeted by Russian forces, resulting in 16 people getting injured.

Ukraine's Air Force later reported that they had shot down 11 Shahed-type drones overnight, including some over Khmelnytskyi Oblast.

Despite being located about 450 kilometers west of Kyiv and approximately 950 kilometers from the front line, Khmelnytskyi Oblast continues to be a regular target for Russian attacks.

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