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Russia Accused of Nuclear Terrorism as World Looks on Aghast

  • Ukraine says Russian forces targeted a nuclear power plant
  • Russia says it’s held the plant for days, cites ‘provocation’
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WATCH: Ukrainian officials say Europe’s largest nuclear plant caught fire after Russian troops began shelling the facility early Friday.Source: Quicktake
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President Vladimir Putin was denounced for his “recklessness” after Ukraine said that Russian forces attacked a nuclear power plant, raising the stakes in the war and prompting calls for an even more robust response to the Kremlin’s aggression.

NATO foreign ministers and European leaders condemned what Kyiv described as an assault on the Zaporizhzhia facility in southeast Ukraine, Europe’s largest atomic generator. If confirmed, it would be the first time an operating nuclear plant has been deliberately targeted by military forces.