• Chart: The Importance of Nuclear Plant at Zaporizhzhia to Ukraine | Statista

As this infographic shows, nuclear power contributes to Ukraine’s electricity generation more than any other source, with 76 million megawatt hours produced in 2020 – ahead of fossil fuels and a long way in front of renewable sources. Zaporizhzhia’s full capacity also puts it far ahead of other plants in the country. With Zaporizhzhia out, accouting for six of a total 15 reactors across all sites, Ukraine faces a very serious energy supply issue.

• Chart: The Importance of Nuclear Energy and Zaporizhzhia to Ukraine | Statista

Why is Ukraine fighting so hard to get the Russians away from this nuclear plant, including shelling right around it’s edges?