Ukrainian utility says Russian missile flew 'critically low' over nuclear plant

Ukraine's state-run nuclear power operator says a Russian cruise missile flew "critically low" over a major plant in southern Ukraine.

Energoatom posted the comment on the Telegram messaging app on Sunday.

The operator also published what it said was an image captured at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday by a surveillance camera at the South Ukraine Nuclear Plant in Mykolaiv region.

It showed a slender object, apparently a missile, flying over the plant. Energoatom said that the missile was probably fired in the direction of Kyiv.

The operator blamed Russia for continuing to threaten the safety of Ukrainian nuclear power plants. It warned of the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe if even one missile fragment hits one of the plants.