Russian-held nuclear plant cut from Ukraine grid as Putin orders troop boost

SpaceWar.com reports: “Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant under occupation by Moscow’s troops was disconnected from the national power supply on Thursday, the state energy operator said, as President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to swell the ranks of Russia’s military.

The Zaporizhzhia plant — Europe’s largest nuclear facility — has been occupied by Russian troops in southern Ukraine since the opening weeks of the war, and remained on the frontlines ever since.

Recently Moscow and Kyiv have traded blame for shelling around the complex, a ‘highly volatile’ development the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says ‘underlines the very real risk of a nuclear disaster’.

The development came on a day when Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to increase the headcount of his country’s army to more than two million, including 1.15 million servicemen, from next January, according to the document published on a government portal…”

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