explosions in Zaporizhia and Mykolaiv, one death in Crimea

The Russians will connect the Zaporijia power plant to Crimea (Ukrainian operator)

Russian forces occupying the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia are preparing to connect it to Crimea, a peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014, and are damaging it by carrying out this reorientation of electricity production, the Ukrainian operator warned on Tuesday August 9. , Energyatom.

“The Russian soldiers present in the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant are implementing the program of (the Russian operator) Rosatom aimed at connecting the plant to the Crimean electricity networks”Energoatom Chairman Petro Kotin told Ukrainian television. “To do this, you must 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 operates with a single production line, which is an extremely dangerous way of working”he added.

“When the last production line is disconnected, the plant will be powered by generators running on diesel. Everything will then depend on their reliability and fuel stocks »also warned Petro Kotin.

Located near the city of Energodar on the Dnieper River, not far from the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea (south), the plant, the largest in Europe, has six of the 15 Ukrainian reactors, capable of supplying four million homes. It came under the control of Russian troops on March 4, shortly after the start of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

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