Ukraine Update 3 March, 2022 Late Evening

As if the conflict in Ukraine could not possibly get worse, tonight Russian forces have shelled and assaulted one of the largest nuclear power plants in Europe. The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station has been struck by a number of Russian projectiles, though it is unsure of the type; mortars, artillery shells or tank rounds. The fighting has stopped, and radiation levels are normal, but earlier tonight media outlets around the world took the story and ran with it. Fears of a new Chernobyl style meltdown were rampant on news channels and social media platforms. With these came calls for Western military intervention from a number of politicians in Europe, Ukraine and the United States.

I’m not sure who decided a ground assault on a nuclear power plant would be a good idea, but something tells me that whichever Russian officer ordered it will be counting trees in Siberia by the weekend.

By tomorrow morning there should be more solid information on the Zaporizhzhia situation. For now, as I said, there does not seem to be any risk of radiation leakage. It is fair to say that disaster appears to have been narrowly averted tonight.

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