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Russia and Ukraine accused each other on Sunday of having bombed the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, located in southern Ukraine and militarily occupied by the Russian army. Follow hour by hour the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.

  • 1:11 p.m .: Ukrainian energy operator accuses Russia of bombing Zaporizhia power plant

Ukrainian nuclear energy company Energoatom said the Russian army targeted the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant with artillery fire in the morning, and that the plant’s infrastructure was hit at least twelve times.

On Telegram messaging, Energoatom adds that the list of targeted equipment indicates that the attackers “targeted and damaged exactly the infrastructure necessary for the restart of the 5th and 6th electrical units” and the return of electricity production for the needs of the Ukraine.

  • 12:49 p.m .: Russia accuses Ukraine of having bombed the Zaporizhia power plant again

Moscow has accused Ukrainian forces of having carried out new bombardments against the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, while ensuring that the level of radiation there remained “in line with the norm”.

“The kyiv regime continues to provocation in order to create the threat of a disaster at the nuclear power plant in Zaporijjia”, the largest in Europe and militarily occupied by Russia, the Russian army said in a statement.

On Saturday and Sunday, Ukrainian forces fired more than 20 “large caliber shells” at the plant, the statement said.

  • 10:04 a.m .: Russia and Iran reach agreement to manufacture drones, according to the Washington Post

Moscow has struck a deal with Iran to start manufacturing hundreds of drones on Russian soil, The Washington Post reported, citing intelligence confirmed by the United States and other Western security agencies.

The newspaper said Russian and Iranian officials had previously finalized the deal at a meeting in Iran in early November.

  • 4:30 a.m .: for the Ukrainian presidency, negotiating today with Moscow means “capitulating”

Attempts by the West to push Ukraine to negotiate with Moscow after a series of major military victories by kyiv are “bizarre” and part of a demand for capitulation, a key presidential adviser told AFP Ukrainian.

“When you have the initiative on the battlefield, it’s a bit strange to receive proposals like this: you can’t do everything militarily anyway, lead the negotiations,” said Mykhaïlo Podoliak. in an interview with AFP, in his office at the presidency. “It means that the country that attacks, that recovers its territories, must capitulate to the country that is losing,” he added.

With AFP and Reuters

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