The president of Ukraine minced no words in a Thursday news conference, saying, “It’s a pity the United States and the West acted too late” to protect his country from the Russian army, because now, “the end of the world has arrived.”
Volodomyr Zelensky meant every word he said, and given the way the Russians have been attacking the country of Ukraine, his warning about “the end of the world” may be right on the mark.
Before there’s any concern about exaggeration, know that the Russians have attached the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The facility is the largest in Europe, with six nuclear reactors on the site. Russian military fired directly at the facility. The U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency chief says the Russians hit a training center at the plant but not a reactor.
Reports indicate the firefighters were able to extinguish the resulting blaze, and U.N. and Ukrainian officials say no radiation was released.
An earlier report from The Daily Mail noted that plant spokesman Andriy Tuz pleaded for the shooting to stop so the flames could be put out. Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba said the “Russian army is firing from all sides.”
Kuleba added, “If it blows up, it will be 10 times larger than Chernobyl.”
That incident in 1986 is considered to be the worst nuclear accident in history, greater than the one in 2011 at Fukushima in Japan.
Keep in mind that the ruins of Chernobyl in Ukraine are still dangerously radioactive after 36 years, and the Russians have already taken control of what’s left of that facility.
This post originally appeared on WND News Center.