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Ukraine and Russia are warning of a ‘provocation’ at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as the secretary general of the United Nations expressed his grave concerns about the situation there

Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy warned of "catastrophic consequences" over Russia's shelling around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Europe's largest.

VIDEO: On a visit to Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says any damage to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe's largest, would be "suicide", adding that the area "needs to be demilitarised"

@StateDeptSpox : The United States remains deeply concerned about Russia’s military takeover and continued control of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. @iaeaorg  must be given access to ZNPP as soon as possible to help ensure the safety and security of the plant.

Two views of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Renewed fighting in and around Zaporizhzia has rekindled fears of a possible nuclear disaster at the plant, though experts believe a major catastrophe is unlikely. 📷: Reuters

Russia, which captured the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant soon after its Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, said it could shut down the facility — a move Kyiv said would increase the risk of a nuclear catastrophe.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is gravely concerned by the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and called for military equipment and personnel to be withdrawn.

RU Russia on Thursday accused Ukraine of planning a “false flag” attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant ahead of a meeting between Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Turkey and the UN Secretary General

UN chief, in Ukraine, says he is worried by situation at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

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A shutdown at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant could worsen climate change and lead to the spread of radioactive substances.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made an unannounced visit to the frontline in Zaporizhzhia today, per his office and Telegram channel. He’s been getting out of Kyiv more recently. 📸 @APUkraine  and Zelensky Telegram

“Stop firing” staff at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant pleaded with Russian soldiers as they directed fire on buildings. Video sent to @MarcSantoraNYT  and verified by @brenna__smith  @dim109  w @AngLiStories  @robinnyc7  More:

New: Ukrainian counterattack 63 miles NW of Mariupol has led to recapture of two villages from Russian forces, says Zaporizhzhia regional military administration. Sensory satellite data from the NASA provides additional evidence intense fighting took place there.

Ceasefire violated! Russian forces are now shelling the humanitarian corridor from Zaporizhzhia to Mariupol. 8 trucks + 30 buses ready to deliver humanitarian aid to Mariupol and to evac civilians to Zaporizhzhia. Pressure on Russia MUST step up to make it uphold its commitments.

BREAKING: Ukraine's energy ministry claims firefighters have been fired at while trying to put out fire at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

“This is closed circuit video of the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine. It is the largest in the country with six nuclear reactors.” @andersoncooper  reports on the ominous news of a nuclear power plant in Ukraine now on fire, according to the town’s mayor.

#Ukraine regulator tells IAEA there has been no change reported in #radiation  levels at the #Zaporizhzhia  Nuclear Power Plant site.

#BREAKING  Ukrainian authorities say safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is now secured, after a fire broke out when the station came under fire from invading Russian forces. "The director of the plant said that the nuclear safety is now guaranteed ": Oleksandr Starukh

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By attacking the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Putin is not just endangering Ukrainians and other Europeans but also Russians. This plant is much closer to Russia than Poland. How can Russians continue to support the crazy, senseless war?

@ZelenskyyUa : “Russian army has opened fire on Zaporizhzhia NPP. No state except Russia has ever opened fire at nuclear power units. For the first time in human history, a terrorist state has resorted to nuclear terror. Only immediate European action can stop Russian troops”.

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