Ukraine and Russia on Friday pointed fingers at one another over shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.
Located in the city of Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia has six reactors and generates more than one-fifth of Ukraine’s national electricity needs when able to operate as normal. It is also Europe’s largest nuclear plant.
Ukrainian energy company Energoatom accused Russia of attacking the power plant.
“Three strikes were recorded on the site of the plant, near one of the power blocks where the nuclear reactor is located,” the energy firm said in a statement.
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said the “possible consequences of hitting an operating reactor are equivalent to the use of an atomic bomb.” Ukraine said Russia is engaging in “numerous provocations” at the plant.