Russia accuses Ukraine of shelling near Zaporizhzhia plant

STORY: Russia's defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a video: "The Kyiv regime continues acts of nuclear terrorism at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant."

"Over the last 24 hours artillery of the Ukrainian armed forces shelled the plant three times."

Reuters could not verify the battlefield report, and there was no immediate response from Kyiv to the allegation.

Russia and Ukraine have traded blame for shelling near the plant, which on Thursday sparked fires in the ash pits of a nearby coal power station that disconnected the plant from the power grid.