Vladimir Putin’s forces shelled the city near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, Ukraine’s state nuclear company said.
Continued shelling by Russian forces increases the risk of a nuclear disaster in Ukraine’s Zaporizhia region.
It comes as Joe Biden warned the world faces nuclear “Armageddon” if Vladimir Putin deploys his arsenal – and said the despot “isn’t kidding”.
Following Russia’s invasion eight months ago, Putin has issued thinly-veiled threats to use nuclear weapons if he feels he has run out of options in his bid to seize parts of Ukraine’s territory against fierce opposition from western defender Kyiv .
“We haven’t faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962,” Biden said in New York on Thursday, adding “we’re trying to figure out what Putin’s turn is.”
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Ukrainian human rights group ‘proud’ after receiving Nobel Peace Prize
The Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties was just one of three recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
They took to Twitter to express how proud they are to have received the award recognizing “the work of many human rights defenders in Ukraine and not only in Ukraine”.
Two Russians have sailed 300 miles to America after Putin’s mobilization to flee the war in Ukraine.
The couple fled Russia to avoid military service and sought asylum in the United States.
Karina Borger, a spokeswoman for the Republican Senator from Alaska, said the office is in contact with the U.S. Coast Guard and Border Patrol and that the Russian nationals reported fleeing one of the coastal communities on Russia’s east coast to avoid foreclosure to avoid military service.
Footage of Russian soldiers opening goody bags from local authorities
Footage has surfaced of Russian mobilized soldiers in Yakutia opening sacks of items to prepare for war.
However, there is no special equipment in the goody bags, just “a first aid kit, a candy bar and sanitary napkins (apparently a makeshift bandage for gunshot wounds)”.
In the video shared by the BBC’s Francis Scarr, the men can be heard laughing as they look at the contents of the bags.
Biden warns world of “Armageddon”
In a chilling warning, Biden said Putin’s plan to use nuclear weapons was the greatest such threat since the Cuban Missile Crisis — one of the most dangerous periods of the Cold War.
On Thursday night, Biden said the United States was trying to “figure out” Putin’s way out of the war while Ukraine continued to rampage across the country.
He warned that the Russian leader “doesn’t joke when he discusses the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons because his military is… well below average.”
“For the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis, we have a direct threat to use nuclear weapons if things actually continue as they are,” Biden said.
“We haven’t faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.”
Putin’s ally rages for Russian defense minister to shoot himself
General Sergei Shoigu has come under fire after suffering a series of defeats on the battlefield and displaying a sluggish strategy.
In a video shared on social media, Kirill Stremousov raged: “Many people say that the defense minister, as an officer who let this happen, could shoot himself.
“But you know what, the word ‘officer’ isn’t familiar to some people.”
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