Russian troops have seized the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant, located in the southeastern city of Enerhodar. It’s the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
During their middle-of-the-night attack, a Russian “projectile” hit their training center, setting it on fire, but no damage was inflicted on any of its six reactors. Only one reactor is in operation, and Ukraine’s state nuclear plant operator Enerhoatom said three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and two wounded in the fight.
However, the fire raised worldwide fears of a catastrophe, as a remembrance of Chernobyl was brought to light. Firefighters put out the blaze, and no radiation was released, according to U.N. and Ukrainian officials.
Russian troops have taken control of the plant site and they have placed explosives around the site to ensure their control and place within the hearts and minds of Europe their ability to inflict a radiological nightmare.
Other battles in Enerhodar have knocked out the city’s electricity, heat, and water systems, as well as most phone service, officials said.