Posted BY: | NwoReport
Europe’s largest nuclear power plant is currently running on backup diesel generators and is at risk of a Chornobyl-like catastrophe after a Russian missile barrage blitzed Ukraine and killed at least nine people.
Officials said that the electricity supply to the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant had been lost, and warned that fuel for the backup safety systems lasts for just ten days, at which point Europe would be facing a nuclear disaster.
‘The countdown has begun,’ state energy company Energoatom said. ‘If it is impossible to restore external power to the plant during this time, an accident with radiation consequences for the whole world may occur.’
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The chief of the IAEA – the UN’s nuclear watchdog – issued an urgent appeal for a protection zone to be placed around the plant, saying he was ‘astonished by the complacency’ around the issue. ‘This cannot go on,’ he said.
Vladimir Putin’s forces launched 81 missiles on Ukraine as people slept on Thursday morning, striking 10 of the country’s 27 regions. Moscow’s Ministry of Defence claimed the coordinated attack was revenge for ‘terrorist attacks in Russia last week.
President Volodymyr Zelensky slammed Moscow for the strikes. ‘The enemy fired 81 missiles in an attempt to intimidate Ukrainians again, returning to their miserable tactics. The occupiers can only terrorize civilians,’ he said in a statement online.