The impact of rising energy costs on the continent was address by European leaders, while also reporting success in a counteroffensive against Russian forces.
European gas buyers already grappling with record prices face further pain when markets open; after Russia said one of its main supply pipelines to Europe would remain shut indefinitely, sparking fears over energy rationing.
Despite the connection loss from the final main external power line, the Zaporizhzhia plant provides electricity to the grid via a backup line.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy praised the counteroffensive Ukraine launched last week for its progress. He thanked his troops for capturing two communities in the south.