Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed world leaders on Thursday that Russia had set fire to a nuclear power plant in its country in a chilling act of violence.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) March 4, 2022
“If there is an explosion – that’s the end for everyone. The end for Europe. The evacuation of Europe,” he said during a Thursday night speech.
“Only urgent action by Europe can stop the Russian troops. Do not allow the death of Europe from a catastrophe at a nuclear power station,” he added.
Zelenskyy called on world leaders to put a stop to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions against Ukraine for the safety of his people and the world.
By Friday morning, the blaze was under control and stopped by Ukrainians.
A fire set off by a raging gun battle in southeast Ukraine at Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s largest nuclear plant, has been extinguished. Russian troops took control of the complex before dawn on Friday, Ukrainian officials said. https://t.co/GZaYq20OzX
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 4, 2022
The chilling thought of nuclear disaster revealed how serious Putin’s invasion has become and showed why it’s a battle against not only one nation, but one that impacts the world.