UN Security Council looks into troubling situation around UKR nuclear plant

(New York, NY)  --  The UN Security Council is looking into the troubling situation around a huge nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine.  U.S. Deputy Ambassador Richard Mills said Russian shelling could prompt a nuclear disaster.  He accused Russia of using the nuclear plant as a "staging ground for war."  Mills said Russia can diffuse the crisis it started, which he called a "war of choice."

UN Undersecretary Rosemary DiCarlo called for military restraint and warned that a breach of the facility could have catastrophic consequences.  The Russian Ambassador accused Ukraine of escalating conflicts around the nuclear plant.  Ambassador Mills said the U.S. and NATO allies are keeping close track of ongoing "violations of international law" by Russia.