In Counterattack, Russia Hits Ukrainian Troops Positions in Several Areas

In Counterattack, Russia Hits Ukrainian Troops Positions in Several Areas
Russia Hits Ukrainian Troops Positions in Several Areas (pict Of Illustration)

Moscow - The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Saturday (17/9/2022), that Moscow troops had launched attacks on Ukrainian positions in several parts of Ukraine. Russia also accused Kiev of carrying out the shooting near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

As Reuters reported, Russian troops carried out their attacks in the Kherson, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv and Donetsk regions, according to the ministry. It added that Ukrainian forces had carried out a failed attack near Pravdyne in Kherson.

Radiation levels at Zaporizhzhia, Europe's largest nuclear power plant, remained normal, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. It said two Ukrainian shooting incidents were recorded near the factory on Saturday.

A spokesman for Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied that Ukrainian troops had carried out shelling near the facility in the south of the country. Russia and Ukraine have repeatedly accused each other of shelling the Zaporizhzhia plant.

The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency passed a resolution on Thursday, demanding that Russia end its occupation of the facility. Alexey Kulemzin, mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists, said on Telegram that four people had died in shootings in the central part of the city.

Shell fragments of the French-made Caesar howitzer were found, Kulemzin added. Meanwhile, the TASS news agency quoted local authorities in Russia's Belgorod region as saying that one person had been killed by the Ukrainian shelling. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the battlefield report.

In recent weeks, Ukrainian forces have claimed to have retaken territory previously held by Russian forces in the northeastern region of Kharkiv. To the east and south, Russia has concentrated troops for months in the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk, to expand territory held by Moscow-backed separatists since 2014.

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