In the Zaporozhye region, an attempt by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) to transfer troops to the liberated territories was stopped. This was announced on Saturday, September 3, by Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration (CAA) of the region.
According to him, the militants used boats to move along the Dnieper River in the direction of Vasilyevka, Dneprorudny and Energodar. To fight the enemy, Ka-52 Alligators helicopters were raised into the air, and in the end, the landing of the Ukrainian military was thwarted.
“An attempt to advance several dozen high-speed boats with armed people on them was thwarted,” Rogov said.
Also, a representative of the VGA told RIA Novosti that the shelling of Energodar had been stopped. According to preliminary data, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked the coastal strip and the industrial zone of the suburbs. Information about the destruction and casualties has not yet been received.
Earlier on Saturday, it became known that at least 20 high-speed boats with armed men moved down the Dnieper from the area of Kamensky and Stepnogorsk, located 45 km from Energodar.
At the same time, a series of explosions thundered in Energodar.
In addition, on the night of Saturday, there were reports that the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at least four times at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in two hours. As Rogov pointed out, the militants used heavy artillery to attack. One of the arrivals happened between the second and third power units. As a result, the Dnieper power line was interrupted. In addition, the nuclear power plant was switched to power supply for its own needs.
Prior to this, on September 1, the Russian Defense Ministry stated that four Ukrainian shells exploded 400 meters from the first power unit of the ZNPP. According to the agency, an attempt was made to seize the station, but the Russian military promptly stopped the landing of militants a few kilometers from the Zaporizhzhya NPP in the Vodiane area.
Zaporozhye NPP was taken under the protection of Russian forces during a special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. The decision to hold it was made against the backdrop of an aggravation of the situation due to shelling by the Ukrainian military, in connection with which the authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics turned to Moscow for help.
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