Ukraine Crisis Media Center
Ukraine Under Attack
Speech by the President of Ukraine V. Zelensky about the fire during the seizure of the nuclear power plant in Energodar by the Russian troops
Europe needs to wake up. The biggest nuclear power plant in Europe is on fire right now. Russian tanks are shooting at the nuclear blocks. These are tanks equipped with thermal imagers, so they know exactly what they are shooting at. They have prepared for it. I am addressing all Ukrainians, all Europeans and everyone who knows the word Chernobyl, who knows how many casualties were inflicted by the explosion on the nuclear plant.
This was a global catastrophe and its consequences were battled by hundreds of thousands of people. Tens of thousands had to be evacuated and Russia wants to repeat that and is already repeating it, but 6 times bigger. Europeans wake up, please. Tell your politicians, Russian forces are shooting at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, Zaporizka nuclear plant city of Energodar.
There are six energy blocks there. Six. In Chernobyl, only one energy block exploded. We have gotten in touch with our leaders, partners. I have already spoken to Charles Michel, Olaf Scholz, Andrzej Duda, and President Biden. We have contacted the head of IAEA, Grossi and also Prime Minister Johnson. We are issuing a warning, no country has ever shot at nuclear blocks except for Russia. First time ever. For the first time ever in our history, for the history of humankind, the terrorist country has reverted to nuclear terror. Russian propaganda had warned in the past to cover the world in nuclear ash. Now, this isn’t just a warning, this is real. We don’t know for sure what the results of this fire will be, we don’t know when the explosion will happen or, God willing, not going to happen.
Nobody can know or calculate precisely, but our men have always kept the nuclear plant safe. We made sure no provocations could happen. We made sure no one could get there or access it. We made sure no one could plant bombs there. Plant bombs and keep the world hostage to nuclear catastrophe. We must stop Russian soldiers now. Immediately call your politicians. Ukraine has 15 nuclear blocks, if there is an explosion it is the end for everyone. End to Europe. It’s the evacuation of the ENTIRE Europe.
Only immediate actions can stop the Russian troops. Do not let Europe die in the nuclear catastrophe.