|United States President Joe Biden called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to receive an update on a fire at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which was attacked with missiles by Vladimir Putin’s armed forces, according to media reports. |
Here is a White House press release sent to members of the press corps:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2022
Readout of President Biden’s Calls with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine and NNSA Administrator Hruby
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine this evening to receive an update on the fire at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. President Biden joined President Zelenskyy in urging Russia to cease its military activities in the area and allow firefighters and emergency responders to access the site.
President Biden also spoke this evening with Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the U.S. Department of Energy and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to receive an update on the situation at the plant. The President will continue to be briefed regularly.