Ukraine Prime Minister: There Has Been An Accident At A Ukraine Nuclear Plant

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday that there has been an accident at a nuclear plant in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reports.

The incident happened at Zaporozhye in eastern Ukraine. He has instructed the new energy minister to call news conference.

Ukraine voted on a new government on Tuesday night.

Under President Petro Poroshenko and Yatseniuk, Kyiv has cut aid to the eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels since soon after protesters toppled Kyiv’s pro-Moscow president in February.

Fighting has continued despite a ceasefire agreed on Sept. 5. In the rebel stronghold of Donetsk a senior separatist figure said rival sides agreed a new local truce from 10.00 a.m. ET around the city airport.

“But this is 65th time we agree about this. I don’t rule out that there is going to be 66th time,” Andrei Purgin said. Sounds of fighting abated but did not stop. Kyiv said rebels renewed attacks on the airport in the evening.

Russia acknowledges supporting the separatists but denies Western charges of being a party to the armed conflict.


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