Engulfed in fighting, Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is under constant threat while inspectors from the UN’s atomic watchdog say the area must be declared an exclusion zone.
What’s happening with Ukraine’s threatened nuclear plant
Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, built during the Soviet era and one of the 10 biggest in the world, has been engulfed by fighting between Russian and Ukrainian troops in recent weeks, fuelling concerns of a nuclear catastrophe.
Here is a look at the current situation:
What is happening now
The plant has six reactors, only one of which was operational as of Monday.
The shelling so far hasn’t damaged the plant’s reactors or spent nuclear fuel storage, but has repeatedly struck some auxiliary equipment.