Senior Policy Director John Erath spoke with Newsweek about the latest dangers at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine.
John Erath, senior policy director for the Center for the U.S.-based nonprofit Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, told Newsweek that although the situation remains unclear, it is possible that Russia could be using a potential Ukrainian attack as a pretense to disconnect Zaporizhzhia from the Ukrainian grid.
“This would deprive Ukraine of up to 20 percent of its electricity. Winter is coming. Thousands of civilians could be in danger of starving or freezing. Unable to achieve its goals on the battlefield, Russia may be weaponizing winter,” he said. Read more