Nuclear drill in Ukraine ‘to prepare for all scenarios’

SpaceWar.com reports: “Ukraine must ‘prepare for all scenarios’ linked to a Russian-occupied nuclear plant, the interior minister has said during a drill for emergency workers in the nearby city of Zaporizhzhia.

Moscow and Kyiv have accused each other of shelling the Zaporizhzhia plant, the biggest atomic power station in Europe, which has been under Russian control since March.

The tensions around the facility have sparked fears of another nuclear disaster in Europe like the one in Chernobyl in then Soviet Ukraine in 1986.

‘Nobody could have predicted that Russian troops would be firing on nuclear reactors with tanks. It is incredible,’ Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky said in the Ukrainian-held city of Zaporizhzhia, 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the plant.

After watching a nuclear accident drill on Wednesday, he said Ukraine should be prepared since ‘as long as the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is controlled by Russia, there are major risks’…”

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