Europe’s largest nuclear power plant ‘Zaporizhzhia’ on fire after Russian attack
Earlier on Friday, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia, was on fire after an attack by the Russian Military. The Mayor of the Energordar town confirmed the news and as of now, no immediate radiation rise has been detected. Kyiv has told the International Atomic Energy Agency that all the ‘essential’ equpiments are safe and unaffected by the fire. However, no one is sure about Russia’s next step.
“Russian army is firing from all sides upon Zaporizhzhia NPP, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Fire has already broken out. If it blows up, it will be 10 times larger than Chornobyl! Russians must IMMEDIATELY cease the fire, allow firefighters, establish a security zone,” Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted.
Ukraine’s President Volodymr Zelensky had a talk with various world leaders including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and United States President Joe Biden who asked to put a halt to the fight at the Zaporizhzhia power plant. British Prime Minister Johnson called out Russian President Vladimir Puttin and said that his reckless actions have put the safety of all Europe at risk. According to a statement from Johnson’s office, he is going to have an Emergency meeting with United Nations Security Council in the coming few hours.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky uploaded a video message expressing his concerns regarding the attack. In the video, he said, “No country other than Russia has ever fired on nuclear power units. This is the first time in our history. In the history of mankind. The terrorist state now resorted to nuclear terror. If there is an explosion, it is the end of everything. The end of Europe. This is the evacuation of Europe. Only immediate European action can stop Russian troops.”
The Ukraine-Russian war is entering its ninth day.
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