Following the attack on a nuclear plant in Ukraine by Russian troops, the United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting at 11:30 a.m. ET Friday in New York, according to three UN diplomats.
Russian troops have occupied the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant — the largest in Europe — where a fire that had threatened potential disaster was extinguished in the early hours of Friday morning, according to Ukraine's nuclear regulator.
It will be an open meeting with speeches including from an International Atomic Energy Agency official and a UN official.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the UK foreign secretary had said they wanted to have an emergency meeting following the attack.