The site of the Rivne nuclear power plant (NPP) in the town of Varash in the Rivne region in western Ukraine is under fire, The Insider’s correspondent reported on Monday. Ukrainian air defence systems are currently active in the area.
According to the source, the nuclear power plant is being shelled by what are presumed to be kamikaze drones, one of which has been shot down. According to preliminary reports, their fire directed at a power distribution facility at the NPP.
Rivne mayor Oleksandr Tretiak said that explosions were also heard in the Rivne region. No casualties have been reported so far.
Russia launched 75 missiles at Ukraine on the morning of October 10, 41 of which were shot down by anti-missile defenses, reported Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Zaluzhniy. The attack is ongoing, as the city of Kryvyi Rih remained under fire at 10 am Kyiv time.
Kyiv (including the city center), Lviv, Ternopil, Zhytomyr, Khmelnytskyi, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Sumy, Rivne, Ternopil, Poltava, and Kirovohrad regions have all been shelled. Lviv’s thermal power plant has been damaged, the city currently has no electricity or hot water, and backup power generators have been launched.
The Ukrainian Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko says that the city's Philharmonic building, the Khanenko Museum, and the Shevchenko Museum were all damaged by rocket fire. Missiles have hit Kyiv's Taras Shevchenko National University, as well as the eponymous park nearby.