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© Alexander Ermoshenko Zaporijia
The Russian forces which occupy the Ukrainian nuclear power plant of Zaporijia prepare its connection to Crimea, peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014, and the Damage by carrying out this reorientation of electricity production, alerted the Ukrainian operator, Energoatom on Tuesday.
The Russian forces which occupy the Ukrainian nuclear power plant of Zaporijia prepare its connection to Crimea, peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014, and damage it by proceeding to this reorientation of electricity production, alerted the Ukrainian operator on Tuesday, ENERGOATOM.
Nuclear catastrophe 'miraculously' avoided, Ukraine's state nuclear company says
A nuclear catastrophe was "miraculously" avoided following the shelling of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine's state-owned nuclear company said. Energoatom reiterated accusations that Russian forces shelled the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant last week, under Russian control, as an act of "nuclear terrorism," saying it was a "miracle" nuclear disaster was averted. "This time a nuclear catastrophe was miraculously avoided, but miracles cannot last forever.
"The Russian soldiers present in the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant implement the program of (the Russian operator) Rosatom aimed at connecting the power station to the Crimean electrical networks," said Energoatom president Petro Kotin, Ukrainian television.
"To do this, you must first damage the power lines of the power 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 working with a single line of production, which is an extremely dangerous way of work, "he added.
Video: War in Ukraine: Russia and Ukraine accuse each other against the Zaporojie nuclear power plant (Dailymotion)
"When the last production line is disconnected, the power station will be fueled by generators operating in diesel . It will then depend on their reliability and fuel stocks, "also warned Petro Kotin.
Live: Strong explosions in a Russian military base in Crimea
© Reuters of smoke rises after explosions were heard in the direction of a Russian military air base near Novofedorivka, Crimea, 9 August 2022. A dozen explosions were heard on a Russian air base in Crimea. Moscow denies any attack and speaks of an incident on an ammunition deposit. In parallel, the Russian forces, which occupy the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijia, prepare its connection to Crimea, annexed by Moscow, reports the Ukrainian operator Energoatom.
located near the city of Energodar on the Dniepr river, not far from the Ukrainian Crimea (South), the central, the largest in Europe, has six of the 15 Ukrainian reactors, capable of fueling four million of households. She went under the control of the Russian troops on March 4, shortly after the start of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
Moscow and kyiv have been accused since Friday to bomb it, without any independent source being able to confirm. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky brandished the specter of the Chernobyl disaster.
"Any attack on nuclear power plants is a suicidal thing," said UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Monday morning. "I hope these attacks will end. At the same time, I hope that the AIEA can access the power station."
The International Atomic Energy Agency (AIEA) had judged more and more alarming "on Saturday" information from Zaporijjia, one of the reactors of which had to be arrested after a bombing the day before.
Once again, Ukrainian commandos strike deep into Russian-occupied Crimea .
‘AN ACT OF SABOTAGE’: For the second time in just over a week, Russian military facilities in occupied Crimea were destroyed by powerful explosions, which are said to be the work of elite Ukrainian commandos aided by local resistance fighters. Tuesday’s targets included an ammunition depot near Dzhankoi in northern Crimea, where a nearby railway and electricity sub-station were also damaged, and an air base in Gvardeyskoye in central Crimea.