Here are five latest developments to know about in Russia's war against Ukraine this Saturday.The EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has condemned Russian military activities around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
The plant is occupied by the Russian army, and has been targeted by air strikes which both Moscow and Kyiv accuse the other of carrying out. "This is a serious and irresponsible breach of nuclear safety rules and another example of Russia’s disregard for international norms," he said via Twitter.
He called for immediate access for the international atomic energy watchdog the IAEA. There have been fears of a possible radiation leak amid the strikes.One of the reactors at the plant has been shut down, Ukraine's atomic energy company said on Saturday."As a result of the attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the emergency protection system was triggered on one of the three working reactors, which shut down," Energoatom said in a message on Telegram.The source said the bombing "severely damaged" a nitrogen and oxygen station and an "auxiliary building". "There is still a risk of leakage of hydrogen and radioactive substances, and the risk of fire is also high," it said."The bombing (...) has caused a serious risk to the safe operation of the plant," Energoatom said, adding that it continues to produce electricity and that Ukrainian staff continue to work there.Ukrainian authorities on Friday accused Russian forces of carrying out three strikes near a reactor at Zaporizhzhia, although Moscow has controlled that territory since the start of the invasion.Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy condemned Russia's shelling of the plant in his regular address to the nation on Friday."Today, theRead more on euronews.com