Russia has started to link Ukraine’s nuclear power plant to Russian energy system

Energoatom president Petro Kotin said on August 9, 2022, that Russia has started implementing a plan to connect Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to the Russian energy system and disconnect it from the Ukrainian one.

Source: Energoatom (National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine) president Petro Kotin

According to him, the Rosatom [a Russian state nuclear energy corporation that has been overseeing the ZNPP since it was captured by the Russian forces – ed.] staff handed over a special program to the station for reconnection of the ZANP to Russian-occupied Crimea, the first condition of this program is “severe damage to the stationʼs communication lines with the energy system of Ukraine.”

“They should first damage the power lines of the plant connected to the Ukrainian energy system. From August 7 to 9, the Russians have already damaged three power lines. At the moment, the plant is operating with only one production line, which is an extremely dangerous way of working.”

He emphasized that Ukraine, at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, would be very close to this first stage of Fukushima-1, because there is only one line.

“As soon as it is turned off, the station will switch to diesel, and after that everything will depend on the reliability of their work and the sufficiency of the fuel that is there for diesel engines at the ZNPP.”

See also: The Russians mined the nuclear plant and threat to blow it up if Ukrainian army attacks


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