Russia Seizes Control of Europe’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

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It’s been the most turbulent week Europe has seen since World War II. Refugees are flooding borders, mass evacuations are taking place while missiles and the threat of nuclear war looms in the background.

As Russian forces attacked Europe’s largest nuclear plant on Thursday, according to the U.S. United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the world was on alert.

“The world narrowly averted a nuclear catastrophe last night,” said Linda.

A fire at a nearby building has been extinguished and there doesn’t appear to be any radioactive leakage. The facility remains under Russian-control with plant managers “working at gunpoint.”

“The Kremlin should immediately cease all attacks around Ukrainian nuclear facilities and allow civilian personnel to do their work to assure the facilities safety,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

A new video shows the aftermath of a Russian strike to an apartment building north of the capital city of Kyiv and to the Southeast in Mariupol. There is no water and no power after Russian attacks.

Ukrainians in Odessa formed a human chain filling up sandbags to protect their city. Meanwhile, the head of NATO accused Russia of using widely banned “cluster bombs.”

“What we see is heinous,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, “It is a brutality. It is killing of civilians we haven’t seen since the second World War in europe.”

At home, the Biden Administration is disputing criticism from lawmakers that it’s not sharing battlefield intelligence fast enough. U.S. officials insist they are sharing intelligence with Ukraine at a “frenetic” pace.

“We have been providing a historic amount of security assistance,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.