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Ukraine war live updates: U.S. brushes off Putin's 'nuclear war' threat; Ukraine's forces shelling nuclear plant, Russia claims

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The White House stated that it had no intention of changing the US’s nuclear posture in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent comments about Russia’s preparedness for nuclear war. Meanwhile, Russian-controlled officials at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine accused Ukraine’s armed forces of shelling critical infrastructure at the plant, potentially causing grave consequences. The plant has been under Russian occupation since March 2022, becoming a hot spot for tensions between Ukrainian and Russian forces. Ukraine has not commented on the allegations.