Russia seized the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine shortly after the war began and has occupied it ever since. For months Moscow and Kiev have accused each other of being responsible for attacks around and on the nuclear power plant. These have already ensured that the power plant is disconnected from the Ukrainian power grid several times – then emergency generators have to step in.

The largest nuclear power plant in Europe is not far from the front in the Zaporizhia region, which Russia has declared annexed.