Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of risking catastrophe by shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine
Why it matters
The shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant raises concerns about a potential radiation disaster and the safety of Europe
What the papers say
Both Gulf News and Reuters report on the accusations made by Russia and Ukraine regarding the shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. The articles highlight the ongoing conflict between the two countries and the potential risks to the plant and surrounding areas. The sources also mention the fact-finding mission conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assess the damage to the plant. While the articles provide similar information, Gulf News focuses more on the accusations made by both sides, while Reuters emphasizes the IAEA inspection team's efforts to assess the physical damage to the facility.
How we got here
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, operated by Ukrainian technicians, was captured by Russian forces in early March during the invasion of Ukraine. Both Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling the plant and endangering its safety.
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