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Russian forces seize Europe’s largest nuclear power plant as death toll rises in Ukraine


Judy Woodruff:

Russian troops seized Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant today, after raiding it overnight and setting a fire that stoked fears of a calamity. The fire, which has been extinguished, did not involve any of the facility’s six nuclear reactors.

Meanwhile, the crackdown on information and dissent continues in Russia. President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a measure that makes it a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison for contradicting official government statements on the war.

And the flow of refugees fleeing Ukraine continues. More than 1.2 million Ukrainians have left their homes for neighboring countries.

Again tonight, from Lviv in western Ukraine, Nick Schifrin begins our coverage.


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