Ukrainian city on alert as Russian troops approach

Russian troops fought for control of an important energy-producing city in southern Ukraine on Thursday, and Ukrainian leaders called on civilians to wage guerrilla wars with invaders, solidifying their bid to separate the country from the sea. Established a position.

A video from Enerhodar showed fire and heavy smoke rising along the road leading to the city.

Residents are building barricades along the road using cars and tires to prevent the advance of Russian troops.

Mayor Enerhodar, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, said Ukrainian troops were fighting Russian troops on the outskirts of the city.

According to Dmitro Orlov, the mayor, the Self-Defense Forces, nuclear power plant employees, and volunteers protected the city 24 hours a day.

Mr Orlov said Thursday that a large Russian convoy was approaching the city and urged residents not to leave their homes.

The battle for the southern city of Enerhodar, the hub of the Dnieper River, which accounts for about a quarter of the country’s electricity generation, was when the two met to negotiate another round aimed at stopping the battle. came. Over 1 million refugees.

Associated Press