The United Nations Security Council is all set to see if it can put an element of sanity in the ongoing Ukrainian conflict now edging close to starting its seventh month; and all of this has to do with the impending catastrophe in the making over attacking a nuclear plant that has been under the control of Russian forces since March. Moscow and Kyiv have been trading charges on who is actually threatening the Zaporizhzhia plant with many experts making the point that any radiation leak as a result of a calculated escalation would be disastrous and make the 1986 Chernobyl incident look like a school picnic.
The nuclear plant in question is said to be under the control of Russian forces but with Ukrainian personnel running the operations and in the last several days has come under rocket attack that has fortunately damaged only some outlying installations. Even without a full fledged attack on the plant the International Atomic Energy Agency has in recent times been insisting for an inspection to make sure everything is in order and proper procedures in place. The situation is “completely out of control”, the Director General of the IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said in a recent interview.