Zelensky Warns ‘Catastrophe’ at Nuclear Plant Would Threaten Whole of Europe

File photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks at a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, on July 28, 2022. © Efrem Lukatsky, AP
File photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks at a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, on July 28, 2022. © Efrem Lukatsky, AP

A “catastrophe” at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine would threaten the whole of Europe, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Monday.

“Under the cover of the plant, the occupiers are shelling nearby cities and communities,” Zelensky said in his evening address.

“Any radiation incident at the Zaporizhzhia NPP can affect the countries of the European Union, Turkey, Georgia and countries from more distant regions. Everything depends solely on the direction and speed of the wind,” he said.

“If Russia’s actions cause a catastrophe, the consequences may also hit those who remain silent so far.”

Zelensky called on the international community to adopt “new tough sanctions against Russia” and not to yield to “nuclear blackmail”.

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Source: France24