As Ukraine's capital forbids celebrations on Independence Day, Russia singles out the Zaporizhzhia area.

Russia attacked the Zaporizhzhia region with artillery and aircraft

The attacks occur ahead of Wednesday's Independence Day in Ukraine, which celebrates the country's liberation from Soviet domination.

Kyiv has prohibited public celebrations due to the possibility of further attacks.

the U.S. embassy in Kyiv also issued a warning over Russian plans to attack government and civilian facilities in the coming days.

Ukraine claimed that Russia attacked seven towns in the Zaporizhzhia area with artillery and aircraft.

The nuclear power facility was taken over by Russian soldiers shortly after their invasion on February 24.

As Ukraine's capital forbids celebrations on Independence Day.

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