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Russia Takes Control Of Europe's Biggest Nuclear Power Plant

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:19 4 Mar 2022

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Europe's biggest nuclear power plant has been shelled by Russian forces in Ukraine.

The attack caused a fire to break out, which has since been extinguished. Ukraine says Russian troops are now in control of the plant.

The International Atomic Energy Agency says radiation levels at Zaporizhzhia do not appear to have changed.

But Ukrainian officials say there's a "real threat of nuclear danger" and if it blows up, it could be ten times larger than Chernobyl.

Ukraine's president says "only urgent action by Europe" will stop the Russian invasion.

Speaking overnight, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he fears this is the catastrophe that could lead to the continent's "evacuation".

While British Prime Minster Boris Johnson says the reckless actions of President Putin could now directly threaten the safety of all of Europe.

Russian fallout

In other developments, more companies are distancing themselves from Russia. AirBnB's chief executive says it's suspending all operations there and in Belarus.

While Google will stop selling online advertising in Russia.

Main image: Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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