Situation report day 201
September 12, 2022 - A weekend offensive by Ukrainian troops forced Moscow to abandon its main bastion of Izium in northeastern Ukraine, Russia’s worst military defeat since its troops were forced back from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in March.
Ukraine accused the Russian military of attacking civilian infrastructure in response to the rapid weekend offensive by Ukrainian troops that forced Russia to retreat from most of the Kharkiv region.
Ukrainian officials said targets of the retaliatory attacks included water facilities and a thermal power station in Kharkiv, and caused widespread blackouts.
As the war entered its 200th day, Ukraine on Sunday shut down the last operating reactor at Europe's biggest nuclear power plant to guard against a catastrophe as fighting rages nearby.
Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of shelling around the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia plant, risking a release of radiation.