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Ukraine war

Nuclear plant fire conjures Chernobyl nightmare

Russian forces take control of Zaporizhzhia site after dangerous fight

An employee is seen in the control center of one of the halted reactors at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, in March 2021.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- The world held its collective breath on Friday, as reports emerged of fire breaking out at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the largest of its kind in Europe, due to fierce fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces.

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