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U.S. urges Americans still in Ukraine to flee after worker at nuclear power plant killed

A worker at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine died from Russian shelling on Tuesday, prompting the United States to urge any remaining Americans in the country to leave.

The U.N. had sounded the alarm over the situation at the plant, Europe’s largest, earlier this week, demanding a demilitarization of the area and warning that the world is facing a moment of “maximum danger.”

In a statement, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the United States “is deeply concerned by the escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine and Russian shelling of Ukrainian positions, including civilian infrastructure.”

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family of the worker who was killed,” Ortagus said. “We again urge Russia to cease its aggression against Ukraine and fully implement the Minsk agreements.”

Kyiv bracing itself for fresh Russian attacks that its President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned may be “particularly nasty.”

The United Nations is still issuing warnings about the grave situation at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest. They are demanding a demilitarization of the area and warning that we as a world are facing our “moment of maximum danger.” One worker tragically lost his life on Tuesday after sustaining injuries from shelling by Russia-backed separatist forces.

In a statement, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the United States “is deeply concerned by the escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine and Russian shelling of Ukrainian positions, including civilian infrastructure.”

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family of the worker who was killed,” Ortagus said. “We again urge Russia to cease its aggression against Ukraine and fully implement the Minsk agreements.”

The Minsk agreements, signed in 2015, are a set of peace proposals for eastern Ukraine that have been repeatedly violated by both sides.

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