Ukraine says it hits bridge over Kakhovka hydroelectric plant

Ukraine says it hits bridge over Kakhovka hydroelectric plant

On May 1, 2022, a Russian military convoy is seen on the road to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region, in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine. PHOTO AP BEIJING Ukrainian military forces said on Wednesday they hit a key bridge near the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in Russia-controlled territory in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.

The Ukrainian army's operational command on Facebook said the bridge over the Dnieper River that served as a logistical route for Russian forces was put out of service as a result of the strike.

Russia s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that instead of discussing absurd remarks such as setting up a no-fly zone over the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant NPP, it is necessary for the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA to inspect the plant.

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Russia requested a United Nations Security Council meeting on the shelling of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, and the international community should comprehensively assess the situation, said Maria Zakharova, ministry spokesperson.

More than 500 bodies of soldiers, who were listed as missing in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, have been returned to Ukraine, according to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency on Wednesday.

More than 500 bodies of our dead heroes have been recovered at this time. On Tuesday, Oleh Kotenko, commissioner on Persons Gone Missing under Special Circumstances, said we took another 17 bodies.

Servicemen of the People's Militia of the Donetsk People's Republic fire from 2 A 36 Giatsint-B 152 mm Field Gun at Ukrainian troops at an unknown location in Yasynuvata, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Aug 10, 2022. PHOTO AP Nine Russian aircraft were destroyed during the explosions at the Saky airfield in western Crimea on Tuesday, said the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Wednesday.

It didn't say whether Ukraine played a role in the explosions.

The Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday that several aviation munitions were detonated at a storage area on the territory of Saky airfield near Novofedorovka, and there was no damage to aviation equipment.