Wednesday, December 7

Ukraine

Ukraine Narrowly Escaped Nuclear Catastrophe: Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukraine

Ukraine Narrowly Escaped Nuclear Catastrophe: Volodymyr Zelensky

The world narrowly escaped a radiation disaster when electricity to Europe's largest nuclear power plant was cut for hours, Ukraine's president said, urging international bodies to act faster to force Russian troops to vacate the site. President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian shelling on Thursday had sparked fires in the ash pits of a nearby coal power station that disconnected the Zaporizhzhia plant from the power grid. A Russian official said Ukraine was to blame. Back-up diesel generators ensured the power supply that is vital for cooling and safety systems at the plant, praising the Ukrainian technicians who operate the plant under the gaze of the Russian military. Russia has put Ukraine and all Europeans in a situation one step away from a radiation disaster... Every minute ...