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Europe's largest Nuclear Power Station shelled by Russia

World leaders have accused Russia of endangering the safety of an entire continent after its forces shelled a nuclear power station in southern Ukraine.

A fire broke out at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant - the largest in Europe - after it was attacked by Russia. Authorities say the facility is now safe and radiation levels are normal. But UK Prime Minister Boris Jonson said the "reckless" attack could "directly threaten the safety of all of Europe".

US President Joe Biden urged Moscow to stop its military activities around the site, while Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the "horrific attacks" from Russia "must cease immediately".

All three leaders spoke to Ukraine's President Zelensky by phone.

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