Every night, the aggressor targets the cities and villages of Nikopol region. This time Nikopol shuddered from the explosions. Shells from heavy artillery flew there reports Dnipro Today.
The Russians shelled Nikopol in the Dnipro region at night many times with heavy artillery. Local authorities say that no one was injured, but many buildings are destroyed referring to the head of Dnipropetrovsk OVA Serhiy Lysak. They managed to damage the power grid and transmission lines. One and a half thousand families were left without electricity. Ukrainian authorities assure that the services are fighting the effects of the damage.
The Russians fired rocket launchers at Nikopol and the surrounding towns. Several high-rise apartment buildings and outbuildings were damaged in the city.
Good morning, dear residents of Nikopol! June 30, Friday. Evening, night, unfortunately, with shelling. No casualties, no injuries. The information is clarified.
He assured that utility companies are doing their job. They continue to eliminate the consequences of shelling, to help the people of Nikopol. Necessary measures are being taken to restore sustainable water supply.
Be careful, do not ignore the alarm signals, the threat of shelling remains. I want to wish you a good working day. Let's hold on, we are together! Everything will be Ukraine!
Since the beginning of the Russian aggression, 44 residents have been killed and 210 injured. When the Russian occupiers recently announced the evacuation of the town of Enerhodar, which is located near the power plant, there was an increased shelling of Nikopol.
According to eyewitnesses, mainly settlements near the river were affected. Before the war, Nikopol had a population of about 100,000 residents. According to the authorities, 40 to 50 percent of them are still in the city.
Russian forces use the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant as cover against attacks by the Ukrainian army. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, and Russian equipment hidden inside is used to fire at Ukrainian forces stationed on the other side of the Dnieper in Nikopol.
"They hide there so that they cannot be hit," says Oleksandr Sajuk, the mayor of Nikopol. "Why else would they be at the power plant? It's very dangerous to use such an object as a shield." Residents are fleeing Nikopol because of the threat of both shelling and potential radiation. And those who remain feel helpless, as if they were targets in a shooting range reports Dnipro Today.