The International Atomic Energy Agency says both sides in the war between Russia and Ukraine risk a nuclear disaster if fighting continues at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Attack near Ukraine nuclear plant kills 13
Ukraine has accused Russia of exploiting its position in the nuclear power plant it seized to target a nearby town in a rocket attack that killed at least 13 people and left many others seriously wounded.
The town – Marhanets – is one that Russia has alleged Ukrainian forces have previously used to shell Russian troops holed up at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which they took over in March.
Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of risking the safety of the vast plant – Europe’s largest – by attacking one another in its vicinity.
Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has urged both sides to exercise restraint, warning of the “very real risk of a nuclear disaster”.