A first in the history of humanity: Zelensky accuses Russia of wanting to repeat the Chernobyl disaster and speaks of nuclear terror.
Steph Deschamps / March 4, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Moscow on Friday of using nuclear terror and of wanting to repeat the Chernobyl disaster, after the bombing of a nuclear power plant in central Ukraine in the midst of the Russian invasion.
We alert everyone to the fact that no other country except Russia has ever fired on nuclear power plants. This is the first time in our history, the first time in human history. This terrorist state is now resorting to nuclear terror, he said in a video released by the Ukrainian presidency.
According to the Ukrainian president, it was Russian tanks that opened fire on the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia. These tanks are equipped with thermal sights so they know what they are doing, they were prepared.
Ukraine has 15 nuclear reactors. If there is an explosion, it is the end of everything. The end of Europe. It is the evacuation of Europe, he continued.
Only immediate European action can stop the Russian troops. We must prevent Europe from dying of a nuclear disaster, added the Ukrainian president.