Russia shelled Europe's largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine


Posted on 04 March 2022


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After being shelled, Russia has taken control of Europe's largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

According to Ukrainian officials, a fire broke out at the Zaporizhzhia facility after it was shelled by Russian troops. Radiation levels and reactor safety, according to the UN's nuclear watchdog, were unaffected. Russia has been accused by world leaders of putting the safety of an entire continent in jeopardy, and Ukraine's president has accused Russia of "nuclear terror." As per the news agency BBC, President Joe Biden of the United States has asked Moscow to suspend military activity near the location, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned that Russia's horrific attacks must cease immediately. The "reckless" act, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, could "directly threaten the safety of all of Europe." President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine received a phone call from all three leaders.


Key Points

  • After being shelled, Russia has taken control of Europe's largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

  • According to Ukrainian officials, a fire broke out at the Zaporizhzhia facility after it was shelled by Russian troops. Radiation levels and reactor safety, according to the UN's nuclear watchdog, were unaffected.

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