October 05, 2022 14:42 GMT
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Russia's state-run RIA stating that President Vladimir Putin has ordered the transfer of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to Russian control in a presidential decree.
- The decree also has the text of Russia's new constitution, which makes reference to the annexed Ukrainian oblasts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.
- The Zaporizhzhia plant is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, and should it be permanently connected to the Russian grid it would prove a major loss for Ukraine's power generation ability.
- Fighting remains intense in the region around the plant, with sustained concerns about the risk posed by shelling in the area.