Russian forces have been shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine - causing a fire in one of its unused reactors.
Emergency services say the flames have now been put out, and radiation levels are currently normal.
VI analyzed and verified videos from the firefight at Europe's largest power plant in Zaporizhia, Ukraine.
The footage appears to show a line of military vehicles shooting at buildings inside the complex resulting in fires breaking out.
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But officials at Zaporizhzhia are warning that, if the plant blows up, it could be ten times worse than Chernobyl.
Both the US President and the British Prime Minister have spoken by telephone with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy overnight, to get updates on the blaze.
Boris Johnson says the reckless actions of President Putin could now directly threaten the safety of all of Europe.
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