The “entire continent is at risk” of a “radiation leak” which will affect around 800 million people across Europe.
Europe’s largest nuclear power plant which has six reactors is constantly under attack by heavy shelling and Russian has turned the facility into a “military base” which house deadly weapons and missiles.
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has come under intense shelling, and both Ukraine and Russia are blaming each other for the attacks at the facility.
There are real fears that the fighting could cause a radiation leak which would hit European countries within hours.
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A nuclear expert has revealed that should there be a radiation leak at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia it could hit Crimea, regions of Russia including Turkey within hours.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said, “For decades, nuclear safety has remained Ukraine’s top priority, especially given our tragic past,” referring to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
He added, “Russian invaders turned the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant [ZNPP] into a military base putting the entire continent at risk.
“Russian military must get out of the plant – they have nothing to do there.”
On Sunday morning, Ukrainian officials said Russian rocket and artillery strikes has hit areas near the plant.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is strongly urging Vladimir Putin to “halt armed attack against Ukraine” in a news conference on Sunday afternoon.
Michelle Bachelet called for the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to be “immediately demilitarised” amid fears there could be a radiation leak from the shelling.
Bachelet said, “Both parties must respect, at all times and in all circumstances, international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
“The international community must insist on accountability for the many serious violations documented, some of which may amount to war crimes.”
"I call on the Russian President to halt armed attack against Ukraine.
— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) August 28, 2022