(The Post Millennial) – UPDATE: The fire at Europe’s largest nuclear plant extinguished. According to CNN, dozens of firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze which started in a training building outside the main reactor complex of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant following an attack by Russian troops.

Ukraine’s State Emergency Services (SES) said in a statement on Telegram Friday morning and “There are no dead or injured.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of intentionally firing on the plant. Zelensky said in the post, “Russian tanks are shooting at the atomic blocks equipped with thermal imagers. They know what they are shooting at. They’ve been preparing for this (attack)” and added, “…our guys are keeping the atomic power station secure.”

He added, “No country besides Russia has ever fired upon an atomic power plant’s reactors. The first time, the first time in history.”

Original story: As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, the largest nuclear power in Europe is reportedly under attack.

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station is located in Enerhodar, Ukraine, in the southern portion of the country that has seen Russian troops moving in.

According to Fox News, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Mariano Grossi called the situation at the power plant “critical,” and urged military units to avoid combat in the area.

“The IAEA continues to consult with Ukraine and others with a view to provide maximum possible assistance to the country as it seeks to maintain nuclear safety and security in the current difficult circumstances,” Grossi said in a statement.

The Ukrainian Minster of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba urged the Russians to cease fire, warning that if the power plant blows up, “it will be 10 times larger than Chornobyl.”

Ukraine’s deputy interior minister also echoed concerns of a resulting massive radioactive disaster, writing in a translated Facebook post, “Because of [Vladimir] Putin’s madness, Europe is again on the brink of a nuclear disaster.”

Nuclear specialists say that the biggest actual concern is that radiation may leak as a result of the fire. There is no risk of meltdown.

Firefighters have been granted access to the site

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