Ukrainian emergency services said they had extinguished a fire this morning in Zaporozhye, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. Kyiv claims Russian forces shelled and were responsible for the fire.
Fire at Zaporozhye nuclear power plant extinguished
“At 06:20, the fire in the training building of AEC Zaporozhye in Energodar was extinguished. There are no casualties.”, said Ukrainian emergency services.
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Zelenskyy charges of nuclear terror
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Moscow of carrying out “nuclear terror” and seeking to “repeat” the Chernobyl disaster following the shelling of a nuclear power plant in central Ukraine amid a Russian invasion.
“We will warn the world that no country other than Russia has ever fired at nuclear power plants. This is the first time in our history, the first time in the history of mankind. This terrorist state is now carrying out nuclear terror.”, he said in a video message.
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Ukraine’s nuclear regulator has not detected “any change” in the level of radioactivity at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, where a fire broke out after Russian shelling, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.
“The Ukrainian regulator has informed the IAEA that there has been no change in the level of radioactivity at the Zaporozhye power plant.”, the agency said on Twitter.
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