Ukraine conducts a nuclear drill to practise for all eventualities

Moscow and Kyiv have accused each other of shelling the Zaporizhzhia plant . The plant has been under Russian control since March .

Ukraine: During a drill for emergency responders in the nearby city of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine's interior minister said Ukraine must prepare for all possibilities related to a Russian-occupied nuclear plant.Moscow and Kyiv have accused each other of shelling the Zaporizhzhia plant, the world's biggest atomic power plant, that has been under Russian control since March.The tensions surrounding the facility have sparked fears of another nuclear tragedy in Europe, as in Chernobyl, in 1986, in Soviet Ukraine.Nobody had predicted that Russian forces would be firing on nuclear reactors with tanks.

After watching a nuclear accident drill on Wednesday, he said Ukraine should be prepared because there are significant risks as the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is controlled by Russia.Hundreds of Ukrainian emergency personnel wore gas masks and hazmat suits and took part in a drill that involved evacuating a wounded individual and sweeping down contaminated vehicles.According to Petro Kotin, the head of Ukraine's state nuclear agency Energoatom, the plant holds about 500 Russian forces and 50 armoured vehicles.Russia has confirmed that it does not have any heavy weapons or troops unless there are guard forces.

The assertions are impossible to independently verify.