Putin says Ukraine responsible for March 3 power plant incident – Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a flag-raising ceremony on the ferry Marshal Rokossovsky via a video link at his residence outside Moscow, Russia March 4, 2022. Sputnik / Alexey Nikolsky / Kremlin via REUTERS

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LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday accused Ukrainian radicals of an incident on March 3 at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

French President Emmanuel Macron asked Putin by telephone about a fire at Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant.

“Vladimir Putin informed [Macron] about the provocation by Ukrainian radicals in the area of ​​the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, “the Kremlin said.” The radiation levels are normal. “

Putin also accused Ukraine of preventing civilians from leaving Mariupol.

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Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge

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