By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Security footage shows fire at at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the southern Ukrainian city of Enerhodar
Update March 4, 2022: The fire has been extinguished and the containment vessel has not been breached, according to Ukrainian authorities.
March 3, 2022 (San Diego) – "As a result of continuous enemy shelling of buildings and units of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is on fire," Dmytro Orlov, mayor of Enerhodar, a city in southern Ukraine, posted tonight on hisTelegram channel. The facility contains six nuclear reactors.
The nuclear facility is the site where Ukrainian citizens have gathered in recent days forming a human shield in an effort to prevent Russian troops from capturing the nuclear plant.