What has happened in the last hours after the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine
The ninth day of the Russian invasion in Ukraine has begun with the attack on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which has caused a fire that has already been put out by firefighters. The complex is under control of Russian troops.
Attack and fire in the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Russian troops have attacked the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest on the European continent, this morning and have caused a fire that has already been extinguished. According to the Ukrainian authorities, there are no casualties or damage to “essential equipment”, although the Russian military force has taken over the complex.
Johnson warns that the attack on the plant is “a direct threat to the security of Europe.” The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, warned this morning, after a telephone call with the President of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenski, that the fire caused by a Russian attack on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant “directly threatens the security of all of Europe” .
Zelensky accuses Russia of “wanting to repeat Chernobyl”. The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has accused Russia of “wanting to repeat Chernobyl” after the attack on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. “We alert everyone to the fact that no other country except Russia has fired on nuclear power plants. This terrorist state is now resorting to nuclear terrorism,” he warned.
Airbnb suspends operations in Russia. The Airbnb hosting service has announced the suspension of its operations in Russia, according to a message on social networks from its co-founder, Brian Chesky. The US company will also stop offering its services in Belarus, whose authorities have aligned themselves with the government of Vladimir Putin.
Google suspends the sale of online advertising in Russia. Google’s ad division has decided to pause advertising sales in Russia. The company’s new restrictions include the web browser, YouTube, and third-party providers. It is the world’s leading online advertising service by the amount of its earnings.
France denounces a cyber attack against several European satellites. The French military have denounced that a cyberattack, directed against a satellite network serving Europe, has affected “tens of thousands of terminals for civilian use.” France suspects hackers linked to Russia.
Sánchez calls a new meeting of the National Security Council. The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will chair this Friday a new meeting of the National Security Council to analyze the evolution of the conflict in Ukraine and the arrival of refugees from this country to Spain.
In the image, the fire at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. (AFP)