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Washington is committed to doing every needed to stop the war in Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday as he went into a meeting with his EU counterparts

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US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Russia- live news updates: Russian military forces have seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine's southeast, a local authority said on Friday.

"Operational personnel are monitoring the condition of power units," it said on social media, adding that the efforts sought to ensure the operations were in line with safety requirements.

The United Nation’s nuclear watchdog put its incident and emergency center in full response mode after Ukrainian officials said Russia’s military shelled Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, raising safety concerns and escalating the stakes of Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

“If there is an explosion, it is the end of Europe,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned in a video message, adding that he also spoken with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and other leaders. Zelenskiy has appealed to Putin to meet, saying it’s the only way to stop the war, Bloomberg reported.

Leaders of the Quad grouping of countries--India, the United States, Australia and Japan--agreed on Thursday that what is happening to should not be allowed to happen in the Indo-Pacific, the prime ministers of Japan and Australia said.

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First Published: Fri, March 04 2022. 06:21 IST