Russian attack on nuclear plant was reckless – US tells UN Security Council
The UN Security Council is meeting in New York after the UK and others called for an emergency meeting following Russian shelling of a nuclear power station in Ukraine that is now under its control.
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Buildings at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in Ukraine – the largest in Europe – have been damaged and Ukraine says there were deaths and injuries.
The US representative, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has been telling the meeting that Russia’s actions were “reckless” and “dangerous”.
“By the grace of God, the world narrowly averted a nuclear catastrophe last night. We all waited to exhale as we watched the horrific situation unfold in real time,” she says.
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She says Russian forces are 20 miles (32km) away from another nuclear facility and that “imminent danger” continues.
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