Russia’s war in Ukraine has raised the specter of a nuclear incident in Europe. Two disastrous scenarios could result from Russian attacks on Ukraine.
First, Russian attacks on nuclear power plants could have devastating consequences.
Ukraine has five nuclear power plants, including the decommissioned Chernobyl complex which was destroyed by an accident in 1986 and now occupied by the Russians at the start of the invasion. The Zaporizhzhia power plant, which caught fire last week, is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.