• 5:33 a.m .: Russia accused of firing missiles from Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

The Ukrainian nuclear energy operator accuses the Russian army of having deployed missile launchers at the site of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, in particular to fire on the regions of Nikopol and Dnipro, where strikes were reported overnight from Friday to Saturday.

"The Russian occupiers have installed missile firing systems on the territory of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant," Petro Kotin, chairman of Energoatom, told Telegram after a television interview on Ukrainian channel United News.

"The situation (at the power plant) is extremely tense and the tension is increasing day by day. The occupiers are bringing their machinery there, including missile systems with which they have already struck across the Dnipro river and in the territory of Nikopol", 80 km southwest of Zaporizhia, he said.

Ukraine's largest power plant fell to Russian forces in early March, shortly after the February 24 invasion of Ukraine.

  • 5:31 a.m .: Warning sirens sound in Kyiv

Warning sirens sounded in Kyiv on Saturday as Russia stepped up its bombardment of Ukrainian cities, killing at least 34 people in the past three days.

Russian missiles struck the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro late Friday, killing three people and injuring 15, regional governor Valentyn Reznychenko said on Telegram.

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