REPORT: Why is the world so worried about Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant?

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The horrors of Russia’s invasion have so far been visited on the Ukrainian people. But intensifying fighting around a nuclear power plant — Europe’s largest — could put swaths of the continent at risk of a radiation catastrophe.

The Zaporizhzhia complex in Ukraine’s southeastern town of Enerhodar was captured by Russia in the early days of the war. Still operated by Ukrainian technicians, it has fueled growing international alarm after shelling hit the plant, whose six reactors generate more power than any such facility in the United States.

The article goes on to state the following:

The West is accusing Russia of nuclear terrorism, deliberately stationing hundreds of troops and stores of weapons there to use it as a “shield” for the bombardment of nearby targets. Ukraine also says Russian forces are directly attacking the site.

Zaporizhzhia’s power plant was built by in the 1980’s by the then-Soviet Union. It’s “six light-water reactors make it among the 10 most powerful nuclear power stations in the world,” the report states.

Moscow is “blackmailing the whole world with the possibility of a nuclear disaster,” according to Hryhoriy Plachkov, former head of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine.

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  1. I read an article yesterday that stated Ukraine is bombing it intentionally to keep Russia from getting it.
    So, which is it?

  2. Well, this is called WAR ! There’s a saying, ,” All is fair in love and war.” Really and truly what is going to be left of this country no matter who wins this invasion. When you look back in history, the final result of war is devastation. Man never seems to pick up on that fact. Sad!

  3. The Democrats lied so much about the pee tape that people now no longer recognize real Russian blackmail when it occurs.

  4. Now could be better for the world than millions of people dead and millions of acres contaminated by radioactivity to buy is another 50 or so years of peace before we go at it again killing each other at the whims of a few nut cases.

  5. If Russia is using this as blackmail or Ukraine is it means a real threat. Russia to keep other countries from getting more involved using money and equipment. This is also a good alternative to any threat of a launch which would create a nuclear world war and there’s to many countries that have nuclear weapons. Ukraine wants more help in fighting Russia with either more sophisticated weapons or people. If the countries that are currently helping Ukraine back off their assistance it gives Putin the ego boost and the mind set that he’s able to do as he wants and he’ll keep marching on expecting no one to get in his way. If they are both using this plant as a weapon it has become a truly “rock and a hard place” situation.


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