Russia-Ukraine war: warning over ‘safety and security’ of captured nuclear plant; more grain expected to leave Ukraine – live

The UK’s Ministry of Defence raises concerns about Russia’s actions at captured Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

At a glance: what we know on day 163 of the invasion

In its daily intelligence briefing, the UK’s Ministry of Defence focuses on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which has been under Russian control since March.

It says that while Russia’s intentions for the plant remain unclear, “the actions they have undertaken at the facility have likely undermined the security and safety of the plant’s normal operations”.

Russian forces are probably operating in the regions adjacent to the power station and have used artillery units based in these areas to target Ukrainian territory on the western bank of the Dnipro river.

Russian forces have probably used the wider facility area, in particular the adjacent city of Enerhodar, to rest their forces, utilising the protected status of the nuclear power plant to reduce the risk to their equipment and personnel from overnight Ukrainian attacks.

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