Shelling at Ukrainian nuclear plant triggered a power shutdown, watchdog says while warning of ‘very serious consequences’ if nearby fighting continues

A serviceman with a Russian flag on his uniform stands guard near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022.
Recent shelling at southern Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant forced a power shutdown. 
A watchdog agency told the UN that continued fighting nearby could lead to “very serious consequences.”
Ukraine and Western intelligence have accused Russian forces of using the occupied plant as a shield. 

Recent shelling near southern Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant caused a power shutdown, a watchdog agency said as officials continue to warn of major consequences if fighting in the area continues. 

In remarks to the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Mariano Grossi said shelling earlier this month caused several explosions near the Zaporizhzhia plant’s electrical…

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