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Putin decreed that Russia takes possession and control of the Ukrainian nuclear plant in Zaporizhzhia, the largest in Europe

A man armed with the Russian flag on his uniform stands guard in front of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, outside Energodar, Zaporizhia region, Ukraine, on August 4, 2022. (REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)
A man armed with the Russian flag on his uniform stands guard in front of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, outside Energodar, Zaporizhia region, Ukraine, on August 4, 2022. (REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday ordering the Russian government to take control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. of Ukraine and make it “federal property”.

the plant, the largest in Europe, is controlled by Russian troops but has so far been operated by Ukrainian personnel. Its proximity to the front lines of combat has heightened international fears of a nuclear disaster.

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