Ukraine on edge over ongoing shelling near nuclear power plant

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Russian forces targeted towns across the river from Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, as the Ukraine conflict entered the 186th day.

Fears over the possibility of a radioactive leak at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant persist as both sides take responsibility for nearby bombings. (Alexander Ermoshenko/Reuters)

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Ukraine on edge as shellfire rings out around Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Shellfire at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine fueled fears of a major disaster as both sides continued to blame the other, while Russian forces targeted towns in the other side of the river from the largest atomic power plant in Europe.

Despite the danger, officials from the United Nations nuclear watchdog were still awaiting permission to visit the factory on the conflict’s southern front line.

Standing next to a crater at a school that had been largely reduced to rubble, Zaporizhzhia region governor Oleksandr Starukh told Ukrainian television that people were being told how to apply iodine in the event of a radioactive leak.

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Source: TRTWorld and agencies

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