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Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant ‘risks are increasing every day,’ mayor says

Russian servicemen stand on the road towards the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine, May 1, 2022. (AP)
Russian servicemen stand on the road towards the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine, May 1, 2022. (AP)

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — The risk of disaster at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant occupied by Russian troops is “increasing every day,” the mayor of the city where the facility is located says.

“What is happening there is outright nuclear terrorism, and it can end unpredictably at any moment,” Energodar mayor Dmytro Orlov tells AFP.

“The risks are increasing every day.”

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