Nuclear threats escalate as workers at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant come under fire from Russian troops.
The shelling has sparked fears that heightened volatility in the region could trigger another disaster.
The UN nuclear watchdog has expressed “concern” that Russian forces are shelling Ukrainian checkpoints in the town of Slavutych.
Its director-general, Rafael Grossi, said the incident happened “just days after the technical staff at the Chernobyl plant were finally able to rotate and go to their homes in Slavutych and rest after working almost four weeks without changing shifts.” .
Russian forces took control of the plant on February 24, resulting in around 100 Ukrainian technicians working without rotation for nearly four weeks.
The news comes as Boris Johnson was dubbed the “most active anti-Russian leader” by the Kremlin.
Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, singled out Johnson as NATO leaders gathered in Brussels after he urged the West to sanction President Putin’s gold reserves.
Dmitry Peskov said: “We see him as the most active participant in the anti-Russian race,” Peskov said. “This will lead to a foreign policy impasse.”
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