If something happens at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, there will be fatal consequences — not only for Ukraine but for Europe. Not comparable even to Chornobyl
Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk, Ukraine’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Russian forces shelled the complex in southern Ukraine to cause electricity blackouts and that damage to the facility meant that radiation could not be detected.
“If something happens, so there will be fatal consequences not only for Ukraine, probably all Ukraine will be contaminated, but for Europe as well,” Mr. Tsymbaliuk told reporters in Vienna, adding this would be “absolutely not comparable even to Chornobyl.”
Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk said Russian attacks on the facility had hit spent nuclear fuel and damaged three radiation monitoring sensors around the site, adding: “The situation is looking like Ukrainian staff are working under the barrels of Russian guns.”