/ 09 April 2024

Nuclear attack is no joke

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Ukraine

The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is not happy about a “reckless” attack by Russia on Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Sunday. The facility is already under the control of Russian forces who seized it shortly after the invasion began in February 2022. But Rafael Grossi called the latest drone attack – which had a “physical impact” on one reactor – “a major escalation of the nuclear safety and security dangers”. He says there have been “at least 3 direct hits” against the plant’s “main reactor containment structures”, which he called a “no go” and says there is no conceivable political benefit from such attacks. Despite several recent missile strikes on Ukraine’s energy system, Energy Minister German Galushchenko says the country’s power supply is “stable and balanced”.

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