Zelensky Claims Russia Bombed Ukraine Power Plant Again

Zelensky Claims Russia Bombed Ukraine Power Plant Again

At the biggest nuclear facility in Europe, Ukraine said on Sunday that fresh Russian shelling had destroyed three radiation monitors and injured a worker at the Zaporizhzhia power station.

The bombardment on Saturday night was described by the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, as “Russian nuclear terror” that called for further international sanctions, this time targeting Moscow’s nuclear industry.

In a televised speech on Sunday, Zelenskiy said, “there is no such country in the world that could feel secure when a terrorist state shoots at a nuclear facility.”

The local government, which Russia had placed, said that a multiple rocket launcher attack from Ukraine had damaged the site’s administrative buildings and an area next to a storage facility.

Reuters was unable to confirm either side’s account.

The world is worried about what is happening at the Zaporizhzhia location, where Kyiv had earlier claimed that Russia struck a power line on Friday.

Rafael Mariano Grossi, the chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Saturday that “(it) underscores the very real possibility of a nuclear tragedy.”

An agreement to open Ukraine’s food exports and alleviate global shortages advanced in other areas as another four ships left from Ukrainian Black Sea ports and the first cargo ship since Russia’s incursion on February 24 docked. View More

Over 170,000 tonnes of grain and other supplies were aboard the four departing ships. They were traveling under the terms of an agreement that the United Nations and Turkey mediated to assist in the skyrocketing global food costs brought on by the conflict.

Before Moscow’s invasion on February 24, which Russian President Vladimir Putin describes as a “special military operation,” over a third of the world’s wheat exports came from Russia and Ukraine. 

In other regions, the disturbance has threatened hunger since then.