Wladimir Klitschko warns world of Chernobyl-like disaster as Russian missiles recklessly rain on Ukraine

The Klitschko brothers urged global attention to turn to the stability of Ukraine's nuclear power plants

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Wladimir Klitschko has warned the world is at risk from Chernobyl-like disasters as Russian missiles continue to rain down on Ukraine.

The boxing legend made a plea on GB News for global attention to turn to Vladimir Putin’s reckless shelling of the eastern-european country that could hit and then explode one of Ukraine's four nuclear power plants.

Mr Klitschko, brother of Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, claimed The Kremlin had launched up to 2,000 rockets that landed on Ukraine soil.

Speaking exclusively to Alastair Stewart he said: "There is no guarantee that one of those rockets won't just hit civilians, but hit a power plant.

Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko speaking to Alastair Stewart
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko speaking to Alastair Stewart
An area shot of the besieged power plant, Chernobyl
An area shot of the besieged power plant, Chernobyl

"If that's going to be targeted and eventually explode, the world is going to face Chernobyl and Fukushima multiple times. It's going to be a disaster for the next thousand years and much more.

Mr Klitschko said : “What Putin’s doing right now is destroying lives, destroying stability in the world, destroying nuclear power plants that were on fire."

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant is currently occupied by Russian forces and staff maintaining the stability of the plant are reportedly being "kept at gun point."

Warnings have been issued that Chernobyl is on the brink of another new nuclear accident due to physically, morally and psychologically exhausted staff unable to operate, according to the Daily Mail.