Shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant continues as UN nuclear watchdog warns of catastrophic consequences

Violent explosions of shelling shook Ukraine’s Russian-controlled nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia to its foundations, prompting condemnation from the UN nuclear watchdog and warning: “You are playing with fire.” Most important points: More than a dozen blasts shook the plant on Saturday and Sunday Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the shelling of the … Read more

Ukrainian officials say ‘about 50’ employees of Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Russian detention

The head of Ukraine’s State Nuclear Energy Agency has warned that about 50 workers at the Moscow-occupied Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine have been held in Russian captivity. “More than 150 people from the factory’s staff have been taken prisoner” since the start of the Russian invasion in late February, Petro Kotin told … Read more

Russia accuses Ukraine of ‘provocation’ during UN visit, warning of nuclear disaster

Russia has warned of the risk of a man-made nuclear disaster at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and accused Ukraine of planning a “provocation” during a visit by the United Nations Secretary-General. Most important points: Russia and Ukraine blame each other for nuclear plant shelling Russia has made unverified claims Ukraine will stage ‘minor incident’ … Read more