The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power facility in Ukraine, Europe’s largest of its kind, caught fire early this morning after being attacked by Russian soldiers, according to the mayor of Energodar, a nearby town.
The news: Russian forces seized the largest nuclear power plant in Europe after a building at the complex was set ablaze during intense fighting with Ukrainian defenders, Ukrainian authorities said on Friday.
- An attack by the Russian troops led to the fire, the mayor of the nearby town of Energodar – Ukraine power hub – said earlier on Friday. Ukrainian authorities reported Russian troops were stepping up efforts to seize the plant and had entered the town with tanks.
- After a fire at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant was sparked by Russian shelling, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Russia to “immediately cease all military activity” around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
- Meanwhile, several measures were announced by the Canadian government and other civil organisations in Canada, on Thursday in response to the growing outrage against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- The government said that it is imposing a 35 per cent tariff on goods imported from Russia and Belarus.