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Zaporizhzhia shelling injures one, causes blackout in one neighborhood

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 16, 2023 10:16 AM 1 min read
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Russian forces shelled Zaporizhzhia overnight on July 16, cutting electricity to part of one neighborhood of the regional capital city and injuring one person, acting mayor Anatoliy Kurtiev reported.

An infrastructural asset was hit, according to Kurtiev. He did not provide additional details besides that an explosion from the attack shattered nearby windows.    

Russia has occupied part of Zaporizhzhia Oblast but has never managed to reach the city, intermittently striking it from afar.

Locals near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant brace for potential disaster: ‘It would be the end of us’
Editor’s note: For this story, the Kyiv Independent talked to residents who live in Russian-occupied settlements in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. For their safety, we have changed their names. From the rooftop of his home, Anton can easily see the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear plant…
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