UN to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine nuclear crisis

UN to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine nuclear crisis

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting to address the crisis at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex. Ukraine and Russia accuse each other of having bombed over the power plant.

Bombings on 9th August night left at least 14 people dead in southeastern Ukraine near the power plant, the largest in Europe.

The G7 group of most industrialized nations warned that Russia’s military operation of the plant “endangers the region,” and called for return of the facility to Ukrainian control.

The tensions have brought back memories of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in then-Soviet Ukraine, which killed hundreds of people and spread radioactive contamination over much of Europe.

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in southeastern Ukraine is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the 10 largest in the world. It was built by the Soviet Union near the city of Enerhodar, on the southern shore of the Kakhovka Reservoir on the Dnieper river. It is operated by Energoatom, who also operate Ukraine’s other three nuclear power stations.