In an effort to seize the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, Ukrainian soldiers were allegedly thwarted by Russian forces. The Ukrainian special troops, according to pro-Russian forces, arrived in 30 landing craft.
Vladimir Rogov, one of the Russian-installed leaders in Zaporizhzhia, was quoted by the Russian state-owned RIA Novosti as saying, “Last night, a large group of landing boats, crowded with militants of special operations forces, left the southern region of the city of Zaporozhiya and other directions. The attempted landing was repulsed.” Rogov stated that there were no preparations to evacuate Enerhodar, the hamlet connected to the ZNPP, and that the landing attempt had been unsuccessful and the situation was under control. There have been recent claims of repeated shelling close to the plant. Russia and Ukraine both claimed the other fired on the power facility, endangering a nuclear accident. This comes after unsuccessful attempts by the West and the UN to have the region designated a demilitarized zone.