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Russia has been accused of “nuclear terrorism” by President Volodymyr Zelensky, after Vladimir Putin’s troops shelled a Ukrainian nuclear power plant – Europe’s largest – last night. The attack started a fire at the facility, which is now in Russian hands. No “unusual radiation levels” have since been reported, says the FT. Putin plans to occupy “the whole of Ukraine”, says a French official, after Emmanuel Macron spoke to the Russian leader for 90 minutes yesterday. “The worst is yet to come.” Zelensky has survived at least three assassination attempts in the past week. Ukrainian officials say the plots were orchestrated by the Moscow-backed Wagner Group and the Chechen special forces, and were foiled with the help of intelligence from Russian spies opposed to the invasion.