On March 4, deputy director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Matthew Kroenig was featured on a segment of CNBC titled “This could be at least as bad as Chornobyl.” Kroenig explains the alarming risks of a potential nuclear meltdown at the Ukrainian nuclear plant and whether the Russians are purposefully targeting it.

The spread of [radiation material] could be as bad as Chornobyl and could cause a nuclear meltdown.

Matthew Kroenig
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