Russian Forces Take Over Europe’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine

Russian military forces initiated an attack on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant and the ninth largest in the world in Ukraine early Friday morning. Ukraine’s state emergency service said on Friday that a fire broke out in a training building outside the nuclear plant during an intense fight between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine’s nuclear agency later said Russian military forces have taken control of the facility in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Zaporizhzhia has six reactors, each generating 950MW, and a total output of 5,700MW, enough energy for roughly 4 million homes.