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BREAKING: Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Captured by Russian Forces


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Russian forces have allegedly taken the Chernobyl nuclear facility.

On Thursday, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Videos have hit social media showing Russian tanks, helicopters, and jets invading the country.

The Russian invaders specifically targeted the Chernobyl plant, which was the site of a nuclear meltdown in 1986 which resulted in the evacuation of 50,000 people.

Ukrainian officials do not know the current status of the plant, or if it is safe.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted: “Russia has embarked on a path of evil, but Ukraine is defending itself and won’t give up its freedom.”

The New York Post with this breaking news:

Russian forces took control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Thursday after brief but fierce fighting with Ukrainian troops, officials have revealed.

Myhailo Podolyak, a presidential adviser, revealed to the Associated Press that Ukrainian officials do not know the current condition of the power plant or if it remains safe.

“After the absolutely senseless attack of the Russians in this direction, it is impossible to say that the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is safe,” he said.

Here’s more from the Associated Press:

Ukrainian officials said their forces were battling Russians on a multiple fronts, and had lost control of the decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear power plant, scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

“Russia has embarked on a path of evil, but Ukraine is defending itself and won’t give up its freedom,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted.

Later, he offered Russia an end to the hostilities.

“It wasn’t Ukraine that chose the path of war, but Ukraine is offering to go back to the path of peace,” he said.

In Washington, U.S. President Joe Biden announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russia, charging that Putin “chose this war” and that his country would bear the consequences of his action. He said the sanctions target Russian banks, oligarchs, and high-tech sectors.



 

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