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by Natasha Turak, Rocio Fabbro, https://www.cnbc.com/
Shelling continues in much of southern and eastern Ukraine as Russian strikes kill at least five people in the Donetsk Oblast and Kherson endures all-night gunfire, local officials reported.
Residential homes were hit as Russian shelled the Kherson region 68 times in the last day, regional governor Yaroslav Yanushevych said. Kyiv is accusing Russia of installing rocket launchers at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, with Ukrainian nuclear company Energoatom saying that Grad rocket launchers have been placed close to one of the plant’s six nuclear reactors.
Energoatom said the move is “violating all conditions for nuclear and radiation safety.” While all the nuclear reactors have been shut down, significantly reducing the risk of disaster, dangerous radiation leaks are still a threat. Meanwhile, the U.S. and U.K. are set to impose more sanctions on Russia.