On 4 March 2022, Friday, the Russian forces took over the control of Europe’s largest nuclear plant which has been called by Washington, a “reckless assault.” This catastrophic move has been condemned across the globe since it has alarmingly increased the security threat, not just for the two nations in the war but for the entire continent of Europe. A fire in the training building was put off and according to the officials, the nuclear plant is safe now.
This is the second week of the conflict that was started by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin’s green flag to a full-fledged invasion. Meanwhile, in the southern city of Mykolayiv, the residents had “claimed” that the Russian forces had entered the city. One of the Presidential advisors said that because of this claim, the troops had ceased their advancement. Nevertheless, if Mykolayiv gets captured by the Russians, a city of about 5,00,000 citizens will be one of the biggest to fall.
The national capital of Kyiv saw a halt in the attacks since it is a part of the Russian armoured column. However, it received a good number of fresh attacks because of which the air raid and bomb sirens were going off across the city along with the sound of explosions which accompanied the former. The plant in the question is the Zaporizhzhia plant. The Embassy of the United States of America in Ukraine has condemned the attack on the plant and has called it a “war crime.”
The invasion that started on 24 February 2022 due to the orders of Vladimir Putin, is the biggest attack on any European nation since World War 2. While the entire world is imposing stringent sanctions or condemning their move, Ukraine saw the death and injury of its thousands of residents and a soon-to-be realised refugee crisis where about 1 million Ukrainians have already fled the country.
Even though the plant is said to be secured now, if something were to happen to the plant, it may mean the end of the entire continent of Europe, as claimed by the officials.
Edited by- Subbuthai Padma
Published by- Radhika. N