Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant on Fire and Under Attack From Russians – Opinion

The war in Ukraine is causing a number of problems. It could get out of control and spread to other countries. We saw the “oopsie” of the Belarus leader standing in front of an attack map, indicating the Russians might want to invade Moldova. The other problem would be if something is done which would invoke NATO protections, which is why the U.S. is not sending in troops or setting up a “no-fly zone” over Ukraine, although they are providing weapons.

According to the breaking news report from Ukraine, Russia added another option on Thursday: the potential for a nuclear catastrophe.

Russians attacked Zaporizhzhia’s nuclear power station, which is the biggest in Ukraine. According to Dmytro Orlov, the mayor of Energodar nearby, the plant was set ablaze by the attackers. According to Ukrainian authorities, the Russians tried to take over the plant using tanks and have since taken control of the town.

From Reuters

“As a result of continuous enemy shelling of buildings and units of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is on fire,” Orlov said on his Telegram channel, citing what he called a threat to world security. Orlov did not provide details.

While Reuters said they couldn’t verify it, there were multiple reports of a fire at the plant and a video from Nexta media claiming to show the attack. Reports indicate that the fire is currently located in an administration building.

That’s more than a little problematic.

Ukraine’s foreign minister has called on the Russians to stop the attack.

“Russian army is firing from all sides upon Zaporizhzhia NPP, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. It has already caught fire. The fire will likely be 10x larger than Chornobyl. Russians must IMMEDIATELY cease the fire, allow firefighters, establish a security zone!” the foreign minister wrote.

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