A Nuclear Power Plant on Ukraine’s Front Lines
A counteroffensive by Ukrainian forces to try to drive Russian troops out of southern Ukraine has placed the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the biggest in Europe, directly in the path of the fighting.
As the world scrambles to prevent a catastrophe, the plant’s workers find themselves in a dangerously precarious position.
Guest: Marc Santora, an international news editor for The New York Times, currently based in Kyiv.
- Renewed shelling has put the Zaporizhzhia plant at risk despite the presence of U.N. monitors, underscoring what the International Atomic Energy Agency has called the “unprecedented” peril of the moment.
- The U.N. inspectors have called for a security protection zone around the plant. The risks are grave for all involved.
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