MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. The Ukrainian military made another attempt to land an assault force of up to two companies on the left bank of the Kakhovka reservoir and seize the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, with the attack repelled by Russian troops, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Wednesday.
"The Kiev regime does not cease provocations with the aim of creating the threat of a man-made disaster at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Today, at about 4:00 a.m., up to two enemy companies made another attempt to land an assault force on the left bank of the Kakhovka reservoir and seize the territory of the nuclear station. The enemy involved 37 boats and craft with Ukrainian troops to land the assault force, including 12 heavy and 25 light vessels," the spokesman said.
As a result of active operations by the Russian troops protecting the external perimeter of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the enemy’s assault force was destroyed, the general said.
"The Ukrainian army’s losses amounted to over 90 troops and 14 boats. The remnants of the assault force were dispersed by artillery fire in the area of the Kakhovka reservoir," Konashenkov reported.
Chairman of the We Are Together with Russia movement Vladimir Rogov earlier reported the Ukrainian army’s attempt to land an assault force in the town of Energodar to seize the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.