Russia using plant as 'nuclear shield': US

Updated August 1 2022 - 10:43pm, first published 10:42pm
Russian forces took over the Zaporizhzhia plant in the first weeks of the invasion of Ukraine. (AP PHOTO)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called Russia's actions around Ukraine's largest nuclear power plant "the height of irresponsibility", accusing Moscow of using it as a "nuclear shield" in attacks on Ukrainian forces.