Russian air strikes hit operations at Ukrainian nuclear power plants

 A general view shows the Pivdennoukrainsk Nuclear Power Plant in Yuzhnoukrainsk, Mykolaiv region, Ukraine, September 18, 2015 (photo credit: Olga Yakimovich/Reuters)
A general view shows the Pivdennoukrainsk Nuclear Power Plant in Yuzhnoukrainsk, Mykolaiv region, Ukraine, September 18, 2015
(photo credit: Olga Yakimovich/Reuters)

A number of units were shut down at the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on Wednesday because of a loss of power during Russian air strikes across Ukraine, Ukraine's nuclear energy firm Energoatom said.

"Everything is fine with the station. There is nowhere to generate electricity," an Energoatom spokesperson said of the plant in the Mykolaiv region.

"Everything is fine with the station. There is nowhere to generate electricity"

Energoatom spokesperson

Second nuclear plant affected by airstrikes

A local official said units were also not operating at the Khmelnytskyi nuclear power plant in western Ukraine.

 A communal worker restores electricity near a building destroyed in an air strike, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 29, 2022 (credit: GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) A communal worker restores electricity near a building destroyed in an air strike, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 29, 2022 (credit: GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS)

"Stopping the units. There is no electricity, water, possibly heat," Oleksandr Suprunyuk, the mayor of the city of Netishyn which is near the plant, wrote on his Facebook page.