Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky has called on the Russian people to protest over Russia’s capture of a Ukrainian nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.
The Zaporizhzhya power station came into the hands of the Russian army on Friday.
The president appealed to the Russians on television. “How is this possible?” he said. “After all, we fought together in 1986 against the Chernobyl disaster.” The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was the worst ever. The old plant has been under the control of Russian troops since last week.
Zelensky also reported 9,200 deaths among Russian troops in Ukraine. That is considerably more than the 498 that Russia reported on Wednesday. It was then the first time that Moscow mentioned a death toll. That same day, Ukraine said it estimated the number of Russian dead at about 7,000.