Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, on Friday, urged Russia to cease firing near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Southern Ukraine.
Kuleba insisted that fire has already broken out and will be 10 times larger than Chornobyl if it blows up.
“The 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,” Kuleba wrote on Twitter.
Recall that a fire burned for several hours overnight at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the largest of its kind in Europe after shelling from Russian forces prompted widespread concern about the safety of Ukraine’s atomic infrastructure.
The blaze, located in a training building on the site’s perimeter, was extinguished at about 6:20 am Ukrainian time.
Also, recall that the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine on April 26, 1986, remains one of the world’s worst nuclear energy disasters.
After the explosion of a reactor block at the nuclear power plant, radioactive substances spread over large parts of Europe for several days.