Ukraine's biggest Nuclear plant hit by Russia

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Ukraine's biggest Nuclear plant hit by Russia

Los Angeles : Russian soldiers, on Friday, have attacked Ukraine's biggest nuclear plant, Zaporizhzhia in the city of Enerhodar. The plant has six reactors.

According to the American NBC news, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on twitter shared information about the incident. He tweeted, Russian army is attacking the plant from all sides and fire has broken out. If it leads to a blast then it will be a greater tragedy than Chernobyl disaster of April, 1986.

Enerhodar's Mayor Dmitry Orlov said Russian soldiers have surrounded the plant from all directions. While New York Times reported, several military vehicles were spotted near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the morning of Friday.

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, on Wednesday, had signalled towards such an attack. There are reports of high radiation levels near Zaporizhzhia Nuclear power plant. 25% electricity of Ukraine is produced in this plant.

American Nuclear Society has criticised the Russian attack and further added, the damage from the attack is being analysed. It is to be noted the plant is situated at Dnieper river, at hundred-miles East from Crimea. The six reactors at Zaporizhzhia plant generate 6000MW electricity while Chernobyl only produces electricity worth 3800MW electicity.