Fire breaks out at Europe's largest nuclear plant amid Russian invasion of Ukraine
( Post Millennial )
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, the largest nuclear power in Europe is reportedly under attack, being repeatedly shelled.
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station is located in Enerhodar, Ukraine, in the southern portion of the country that has seen Russian troops moving in.
According to Fox News, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Mariano Grossi called the situation at the power plant "critical," and urged military units to avoid combat in the area.
"The IAEA continues to consult with Ukraine and others with a view to provide maximum possible assistance to the country as it seeks to maintain nuclear safety and security in the current difficult circumstances," Grossi said in a statement.
The Ukrainian Minster of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba urged the Russians to cease fire, warning that if the power plant blows up, "it will be 10 times larger than Chornobyl."
According to Fox News, reports say some of the shelling shelling hit one of the plant's energy blocks, with firefighters having a difficult time fighting the blaze because of the ongoing attack.