Russia-Ukraine War: Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant on Fire, Zelenskyy Says Impact Would Be Worse Than Chernobyl's

Russia-Ukraine War: Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant on Fire, Zelenskyy Says Impact Would Be Worse Than Chernobyl's

  • Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been set on fire following an attack by Russian troops in the area
  • The incident was confirmed by the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday, March 4, via a video message shared on Twitter
  • US president Joe Biden also joined Zelenskyy to call on Vladimir Putin to end all military activities on the plant
  • According to Zelenskyy, the impact from the plant if an explosion occurs would be 10 times worse than that of Chernobyl

Russian authorities have confirmed that an attack by the Russian military around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has set the place on fire.

Ukraine's energy ministry said that the generating unit at the nuclear plant - which is the biggest in Europe - was hit and firefighters were shot at by the Russian military.

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The president of Ukraine while warning Russia to stop its attack around the area said that the impact, should the nuclear plant explode, will be ten times larger than Chernobyl's.

Russia-Ukraine War: Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant on Fire, Zelenskyy Says Impact Would Be Worse Than Chernobyl's
Firefighters stationed at the power plant were shot at by the Russian troops Photo credits: Presidency of Ukraine/Handout/Anadolu Agency, MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/Sputnik/AFP
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Volodimir Zelenskyy made the call in a video message posted on Twitter in the early hours of Friday, March 4, morning.

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In reaction to the military attack in the area, the White House said that the president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, spoke with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to receive an update on the fire at the nuclear plant.

According to the White House, Biden joined Zelenskyy to call on Vladimir Putin to cease its military activities in the area and allow firefighters and emergency responders to access the site.

Also speaking with the undersecretary security of the US Department of energy and the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration said he received an update on the situation at the plant.

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The White House said the president will continue to be briefed regularly on the ongoing activities at the nuclear power plant.

Russia-Ukraine war: 1 of Airpeace planes set to arrive Poland to evacuate Nigerians

The Nigerian government is set to evacuate the first set of Nigerians caught up in the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission disclosed that the evacuation would commence once the aircraft dispatched by Airpeace lands in Warsaw in a few hours.

According to the chairman of the commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, she is anxiously awaiting the first evacuation of Nigerians from Poland.

Russian invasion: Nigerian volunteer fighters besiege Ukraine Embassy in Abuja

Some Nigerians are interested in helping Ukraine overcome the invasion of its country by Russian forces.

The Ukrainian embassy in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been besieged by young Nigerians interested in helping Ukraine.

The situation is the same in several countries as Britons, Americans and Canadians have also offered to help Ukraine.

Source: Legit.ng

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