NBC News reports:
The prospect of a nuclear catastrophe spurred growing international alarm Monday after shelling attacks hit a Russian-controlled power plant in Ukraine that is almost twice the size of Chernobyl.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for international inspectors to be given access to the sprawling nuclear site as fears grew of a disaster after the weekend strikes left the plant damaged but still operational.
“Any attack to a nuclear plant is a suicidal thing,” he said Monday in Tokyo after attending a ceremony in Hiroshima to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing.
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— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) August 8, 2022
The UN secretary general on Monday condemned fighting around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power complex, saying any attack on a nuclear facility is “suicidal.” The nuclear complex is Europe’s largest and has been occupied by Russian forces for months. https://t.co/R5NQzYevwa
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 8, 2022
U.N. secretary-general condemns recent shelling at a nuclear plant in Ukraine: “Any attack to a nuclear plant is a suicidal thing.” https://t.co/6GOPFhk0ys
— Axios (@axios) August 8, 2022