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The European markets in red after the attack on the Ukrainian nuclear plant

European stock markets are falling on Friday as the possibility of a nuclear accident, an unthinkable tragedy on a global scale, entered the spectrum of dangers posed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The nuclear plant in Zaporizhia, the largest in Europe, was hit during a bombardment by Russian forces, resulting in a fire in an auxiliary building of the complex. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly, while levels of radioactivity in the area remain unchanged, according to factory officials. The factory is said to have passed Russian control.

“Europe must wake up,” Ukrainian President Zelinsky said in a new video released by the Ukrainian leader, who spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Olaf Soltz and other leaders about the latest developments. “It will be the end of Europe,” he said. Only urgent action can stop the Russian troops ”

On the board, the pan-European Stoxx 600 index lost 0.5% to 435.01 points.

The German DAX fell 1.15% to 13,541.01 points, the French CAC 40 fell 1.1% to 6,308.85 points, while the British FTSE 100 lost 0.5% to 7,200.03 points.

In the region, the Italian FTSE MIB is down 1.2%, while the Spanish IBEX 35 is down 0.3%.

The Russian stock market will remain closed today, as announced by the country’s central bank.

Source: Capital

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