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    Footage has emerged which proves that Russia is attacking Europe's largest nuclear plant, according to Ukraine's atomic watchdog, threatening the continent with a disaster 'on the scale of Fukushima'.  The video, which gives a first look inside the occupied power station at Zaporizhzhia, was taken by Ukrainian workers during an attack at the weekend and captures the sound of what appears to be mortar shells being fired and landing. Barely a second passes between the sound of the mortar going off and the subsequent explosion, something that nuclear boss Petro Kotin says proves the fire must be coming from Russian forces which occupy the surrounding territory. The reason for the attacks, Kotin says, is because Russian forces are trying to destroy power lines that connect the plant to Ukraine's power grid - while also creating a dangerous situation that they can blame on Kyiv.  Video of an attack on Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant captures the sound of what seems to be a mortar going off and an explosion barely a second later - suggesting it was being fired from nearby,...
    RUSSIAN troops are firing ­missiles and artillery rounds from Europe’s largest nuclear power station — because they know Ukraine ­cannot shoot back without risking a ­Chernobyl-style disaster. Moscow has repeatedly denied launching strikes from the captured plant which the UN’s atomic energy chief has warned is now “completely out of control”. 4Russian soldiers are patrolling the Zaporizhzhia power station - where troops are firing ­missiles and artillery rounds because they know Ukraine ­cannot shoot backCredit: Reuters 4Drone footage of military convoys entering the site — where they are believed to have been delivering weapons and ammunition 4ladimir Putin is said to be risking a Chernobyl-style disasterCredit: AFP But The Sun has obtained exclusive drone footage of military convoys marked with Mad Vlad Putin’s Z war emblem entering the site — where they are believed to have been delivering weapons and ammunition. British spooks have said heavy artillery has been in use “adjacent to Zaporizhzhia power station” to blast targets across the River Dnieper in southern Ukraine. Exhausted Russian soldiers have also been using a nearby town for rest and recuperation...
    The International Atomic Energy Agency has raised the alarm over safety fears at Europe's largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine, currently under Russian occupation. Rafael Grossi, the director of the UN agency, said the level of safety at the Zaporizhzhia plant in southern Ukraine is like a 'red light blinking' as his organization tries in vain to persuade Moscow to give it access for work, including repairs. He said the IAEA must be allowed to, among other things, re-establish the plant's connections with the Vienna-based headquarters of the U.N. agency.  And for that, he warned, both Russia and Ukraine need to help. The plant requires repairs, 'and all of this is not happening. So the situation as I have described it, and I would repeat it today, is not sustainable as it is,' Grossi said. 'So this is a pending issue. This is a red light blinking.' He spoke in an interview Wednesday, a day after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about the issue and after visiting Chernobyl. The International Atomic Energy Agency has raised the alarm over safety levels at Europe's...
    The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv accused the Russian troops who attacked the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine, of committing “a war crime.” A Russian projectile hit the plant in the southeastern part of the country early Friday morning, igniting a localized fire that resulted in widespread concern of a possible second coming of the Chernobyl disaster, though those fears have not come to fruition yet. Two people were injured in the conflict. Russia’s Defense Ministry said its forces now control the facility, which is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, while International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mario Grossi said in a statement that the plant continues to be operated by its regular staff and there had been no release of radioactive material. "It is a war crime to attack a nuclear power plant. Putin's shelling of Europe's largest nuclear plant takes his reign of terror one step further. #TheHague #Zaporizhzhia #StandwithUkraine," the embassy said on social media. EXPERTS FEAR DANGEROUS PUTIN CLOSING IN ON 'UNWINNABLE WAR' WITH 'NO OFF-RAMP' Ukrainian officials announced hours later that...
    One of Europe’s largest nuclear power plants was ablaze early Friday morning after it was shelled by Russian forces, according to multiple reports. Russia’s attacks on Ukraine have grown more aggressive in recent days. U.S. officials have reported Russian President Vladimir Putin is attacking civilians. On Friday morning in south central Ukraine, it appeared Putin’s army had taken a new approach to the conflict: bombing the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant near the city of Enerhodar. The Associated Press reported, A spokesman for Europe’s largest nuclear plant says the facility is on fire after Russia attacked the power station in the southern Ukrainian city of Enerhodar. A government official tells The Associated Press elevated levels of radiation are being detected near the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, which provides about 25% of the country’s power generation. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the information has not yet been publicly released. Plant spokesman Andriy Tuz told Ukrainian television that it is urgent to stop the fighting to put out the flames. Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba reportedly confirmed...
    Russian forces are waging an offensive around the massive Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Ukraine, leading Ukrainian officials to warn of disastrous consequences if the offensive does not cease. "Russian army is firing from all sides upon Zaporizhzhia NPP, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Fire has already broke out. If it blows up, it will be 10 times larger than Chornobyl! Russians must IMMEDIATELY cease the fire, allow firefighters, establish a security zone!" tweeted Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. Dmytro Orlov, the mayor of the nearby town of Energodar, also shared a dire warning. “A threat to world security!!! As a result of relentless shelling by the enemy of the buildings and blocks of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is on fire!!!” Orlov posted to Facebook. “I demand, stop! Immediately stop shelling the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant point blank,” he added in a video, according to CNN. Surveillance video appeared to show the fighting going on at the nuclear power plant, which is the largest in Ukraine...
    Europe’s largest nuclear power station is on fire after Russian troops began to shell it early Friday, according to the mayor of a nearby industrial city. Mayor Dmytro Orlov of Energodar had said earlier that a column of soldiers could be seen heading toward Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, according to Reuters. He reported that Ukrainian forces were fighting with the Russians on the outskirts of the city, saying that “loud shots” could be heard. A plant official confirmed in a video posted to Telegram that the Russians had begun shelling the station. “We demand that they stop the heavy weapons fire,” spokesperson Andriy Tuz said in the video, according to the Associated Press. “There is a real threat of nuclear danger in the biggest atomic energy station in Europe.” In a frantic Twitter statement, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba affirmed that Russian troops were firing “from all sides” at the plant, and that flames had “already broken out.” “If it blows up, it will be 10 times larger than Chornobyl!” he wrote, referring to the 1986 nuclear...
    By JIM HEINTZ, YURAS KARMANAU and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A spokesman for Europe’s largest nuclear plant says the facility is on fire after Russia attacked the power station in the southern Ukrainian city of Enerhodar. A government official tells The Associated Press elevated levels of radiation are being detected near the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, which provides about 25% of the country’s power generation. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the information has not yet been publicly released. Plant spokesman Andriy Tuz told Ukrainian television that it is urgent to stop the fighting to put out the flames. Enerhodar is a city on the Dnieper River that accounts for one-quarter of the country’s power generation. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces battled for control of the Ukrainian city that is home to the biggest nuclear power plant in Europe on Thursday and gained ground in their bid to cut off the country from the sea, as Ukrainian leaders called on citizens to...
    By JIM HEINTZ, YURAS KARMANAU and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops have begun shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power station in Ukraine. The plant is in Enerhodar, a city on the Dnieper River that accounts for one-quarter of the country’s power generation. A spokesman for the plant said the shelling began early Friday. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces battled for control of the Ukrainian city that is home to the biggest nuclear power plant in Europe on Thursday and gained ground in their bid to cut off the country from the sea, as Ukrainian leaders called on citizens to rise up and wage guerrilla war against the invaders. The fighting at Enerhodar, a city on the Dnieper River that accounts for one-quarter of the country’s power generation, came as another round of talks between the two sides yielded a tentative agreement to set up safe corridors inside Ukraine to evacuate citizens and deliver humanitarian aid. While the huge Russian armored column threatening Kyiv appeared bogged down...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Plant spokesman says Russian troops have begun shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power station in Ukraine. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A  swarm of unmarked drones last year invaded the nation’s largest nuclear power plant, but investigators were unable to determine who was behind the incidents, which raises questions about potential security weaknesses and legal loopholes where the act is not considered explicitly illegal, according to a report released Wednesday by The Drive. The FBI was contacted last September after mysterious drones flew over the Palo Verde Generating Station, operated by the Arizona Public Service, according to documents produced by the U.S. government as part of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Douglas Johnson with the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies. The Drive, a website devoted to automotive news and launched by Time Inc., said officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission described the incident as a “drone-a-palooza” and highlighted concerns about the potential for a future “adversarial attack” and the need for defenses against them. The article also suggested that the U.S. military and federal agencies are far behind in addressing, and preventing, drone attacks as unmanned aircraft systems are increasingly used as weapons around the world. Guards at...
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