President Joe Biden took a late-night call from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss Russia’s ongoing shelling of a nuclear power plant in Ukraine on Thursday.
Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba claimed on Twitter that the Zaporizhzhia plant could cause a disaster “10 times larger than Chernobyl,” though other reports have suggested the threat is less severe. The White House confirmed Biden discussed the situation in his call with Zelenskyy, but did not offer details of their conversation.
Fox News reporter Trey Yingst stated the threat of a Chernobyl-style disaster has been overblown, however.
The International Atomic Energy Agency announced late Thursday that it was aware of reports of shelling at the plant and is in contact with Ukrainian authorities.
This story originally appeared on the Daily Caller.
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