Ukraine's defense ministry calls Russian missile strike 'nuclear terrorism'

A crater left by a Russian rocket at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant.
(Image credit: South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant Press Office via AP)

A Russian missile struck within 328 yards of three reactors at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant on Monday, Ukrainian officials said. This is the country's second-largest nuclear power station, and Ukraine's Defense Ministry called the attack an act of "nuclear terrorism."

Energoatom, Ukraine's nuclear operator, said the missile left a hole nearly seven feet deep and 13 feet wide. While industrial equipment was damaged, no power plant employees were injured and the reactors are functioning normally. The Russian Defense Ministry has not commented on the missile strike.

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