BREAKING: Russian and Ukrainian troops battle near Europe’s largest nuclear plant

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BREAKING: Russian and Ukrainain troops battle near Europe’s largest nuclear plant.

BREAKING NEWS – Russian and Ukrainian troops are battling for control of Enerhodar, which is home to Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s largest nuclear plant, the city’s mayor said on Thursday, March 3.

Sirens can be heard ringing in the north-western Ukrainian city as Russian forces are believed to have started shelling multiple areas of the city. Several sources believe that Putin is trying to overthrow Ukrainian forces from nuclear plants across the country, after taking Chernobyl.

Enerhodar, which has a population of 52,887, is a major energy hub that accounts for about one-quarter of Ukraine’s power generation.

Several unconfirmed videos showing thick billowing smoke around the area have been circulating on social media platform Twitter on March 3.

Enerhodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov has said that Ukrainian forces are currently fighting Russian troops on the outskirts of the town.

Some videos supposedly show barricades, made by local residents on the outskirts of Enerhodar to stop Putin’s army from invading the area, being shelled by Russian forces.

Earlier on March 3, images shared on Twitter showed Ukrainians trying to protect Enerhodar’s power plant from Russian forces by forming a human barricade.

BREAKING: Russia and Ukraine troops battle near Europe's largest nuclear plant
Human shield on the outskirts of Enerhodar

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