Several Western leaders have strongly condemned Russia’s attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, accusing Moscow of a “reckless” assault.
Russian forces attacked the plant in the southeastern city of Enerhodar early on Friday morning, setting an adjacent five-story training facility on fire. The blaze was later extinguished.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson slammed Moscow’s assault as “reckless”, warning it could “directly threaten the safety of all of Europe”.
His remarks came after the United States and Canada also voiced concern over attacks on the facility.
US President Joe Biden urged “Russia to cease its military activities in the area”, a call that was later echoed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who demanded Moscow immediately stop its “unacceptable attacks”.