THE largest nuclear power plant in Europe is on fire following an attack by dictator Putin’s army, Ukraine’s foreign minister has confirmed.
The foreign minister has called for an urgent security zone and for firefighters to be allowed to tackle the incident, warning that should the plant explode, it would be ’10 times larger than Chernobyl’.
‘Firefighters can’t start extinguishing the fire at the Zaporozhzhia nuclear power plant – they are being fired on at point-blank range. There is already a hit on the first power unit,’ he said.
A generating unit at the plant was hit by reckless Russians who have no regard for laws nor life, and part of the station remains ablaze.
A plant spokesperson has confirmed that, presently, background levels of radiation had not changed, but the incident has raised international concerns that Russia could continue to bomb the site.
“Russian army is firing from all sides upon Zaporizhzhia NPP, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe,” Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter.
“Fire has already broke out … Russians must IMMEDIATELY cease the fire, allow firefighters, establish a security zone!”
The incident comes after reports that Russian soldiers had fired at civilians who had gathered to protect the site.
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