Russian invasion: Situation report day 380
March 10, 2023 - Russia has targeted military and energy infrastructure with 95 missiles in the largest strike this year, causing the Zaporizhya nuclear plant to be temporarily disconnected from the grid.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi has called for urgent action to create a protection zone at the site, saying he was “astonished by the complacency” around the issue. The nuclear power plant lost its last external power line and is now using emergency diesel generators to keep cooling the reactor fuel and prevent a potentially catastrophic meltdown.
At Bakhmut, Ukrainian troops have repelled 102 attacks in the past 24 hours from conventional Russian forces, as the private military Wagner Group may be conducting a “tactical pause” after months of bloody attrition which may have left it unable to conduct a crossing of the Bakhmutka River.
- Russian offensive campaign assessment (ISW)
- Russia can fight in Ukraine for two more years at current intensity, Lithuania says (Reuters)
- IAEA chief makes plea for Zaporizhzhia safe zone after outage (Reuters)
- Ukraine scorns Russian missile strikes on civilians, defence of Bakhmut holds (Reuters)
- Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 380 of the invasion (The Guardian)