Putin’s Russia is Shelling Europe’s Biggest Nuclear Plant in Suicidal Attack

(Social media video snapshot from March shows how the Zaporizhzhia NPP caught fire after a Russian attack with firearms; the latest Russian strikes have been with rocket fire)

The Russian troops are creating a real nuclear disaster peril for Ukraine, Russia, and all of Europe.

They are striking a giant nuclear power plant in Southern Ukraine as part of their vicious invasion in an attack described by the UN Secretary-General as “suicidal.”

Ukraine’s Nuclear Power Plants Feature Prominently in the War

Since the war began, the fate of Ukraine’s five nuclear power plants has been one of the hottest, most concerning issues.

Many fear either a repeat of the 1986 Soviet Union nuclear disaster at the Chornobyl plant in today’s Northern Ukraine, north of the capital Kyiv, or something much worse.

Russian troops who invaded from Moscow’s ally Belarus in the north went right through the forbidden zone of Chornobyl; they took hostage staff overseeing the security of the inactive plant.

Russians did vacate the Chornobyl area around April 1 when they were forced to flee and abandon their conquests in Northern Ukraine.

This was not before they dosed their own troops with fatal amounts of radiation after forcing them to dig trenches in contaminated forests.

A much more problematic issue, however, has been the fate of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Southern Ukraine, which is the biggest one in Europe.

There have been reports Ukrainian technicians are being forced to run the plant under duress and torture by Russian invaders.

There have also been reports that Russians are trying to get Ukrainians to agree to buy electricity produced by the NPP even as the two nations are locked in a life-or-death struggle.

(A view of the largest European nuclear plant located in Southern Ukraine)

‘Nuclear Terror’ By Putin

The largest nuclear power plant in Europe was shelled by Russian forces on Friday and then once again over the weekend, The Daily Mail reported.

Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the Organization of the United Nations, issued a grave warning about the situation.

He said any Russian bombing or shelling of the Zaporizhzhia plant would be “suicidal.” In the event of a nuclear explosion and/or a radiation leak, Russia stands to be affected severely, not just Ukraine.

In his words, if two or more such containers get breached, the scale of the “catastrophe” that may follow would be “impossible to assess.”

A call was then issued for the purposes of establishing a “demilitarized zone” around the Zaporizhzhia plant to be safeguarded by a team of international “peacekeepers.”

It is likely that Putin’s regime carried out the recent bombing of the NPP as a means of intimidating the Ukrainian people.

Ukraine’s heroic President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seemed to believe exactly that. In a statement put out recently, he accused Russia of “nuclear terror” and of using Ukraine’s own nuclear power plants.

This article appeared in BeyondNews and has been published here with permission.