In Kyiv, an attack was made on power lines when Zaporozhye NPP was connected to Russia

The Ukrainian “Energoatom” claims that Russia plans to switch the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to the Crimea, to other power lines. Some of the power lines from which the nuclear power plant is now powered have been damaged by shelling. Russia blames the Armed Forces for it< source srcset=" 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >

Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

Ukrainian troops can “kill” transmission lines, through which Russia can try to reconnect the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to the Crimea, said the head of the Ukrainian state company Energoatom Petr Kotin in an interview with RBC Ukraine.

“I think this will be the right decision from the point of view of Ukraine— kill them the lines they are going to connect. I think our armed forces will be ready to do it if the need arises,— said Kotin.

Head of Energoatom explained: in order to switch the nuclear power plant to the Crimea, it is necessary to completely disconnect it from the Ukrainian energy system and transfer it “to the lines that connect Crimea, — this is a substation in Dzhankoy, with the Kakhovskaya station, and already it connects with the Zaporizhzhya station.

To do this, the head of Energoatom continued, it would be necessary to turn off all the southern territories lost by Ukraine, since “the Ukrainian and Russian energy systems do not coincide in frequency”: before the conflict, Ukraine completely disconnected from the energy systems of Russia and Belarus, and in mid-March connected to the European energy system .

“Although the frequency is the same— 50 hertz, but the systems are out of sync. That is, the peaks of the maximum current and voltage can be in antiphase, and in this case you cannot just take it and connect it, there will be an accident, — explained Kotin.

He claims that Russian forces passed on to the nuclear power plant “a program that says — power supply of ZNPP from Dzhankoy. According to the head of Energoatom, they plan to disconnect the Zaporizhzhya NPP from the Ukrainian energy system, and then power the entire south back, and then gradually from Dzhankoy already at the Russian frequency— “to Kakhovka and then to Zaporizhzhya NPP”. And then the station can no longer be included in the Ukrainian energy system.

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Zaporozhye NPP— the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. It is located on the banks of the Kakhovka reservoir in the city of Energodar in the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine. The central and southern parts of this region, including Energodar and the territory of the nuclear power plant itself, are controlled by Russian forces. However, the station is still managed by Ukrainian operators (NPP— a separate division of Energoatom).

On the territory of the Zaporozhye region occupied by Russian troops, a military-civilian administration (VGA) was formed. In recent months, she has repeatedly reported on shelling of nuclear power plants by Ukraine. On August 5, the military-civilian administration announced that as a result of the attack on the nuclear power plant, two power lines were cut off, which are necessary for the operation of the power units. And during shelling by Ukrainian forces on the night of August 6-7, fragments and a rocket engine fell no more than 400 meters from the operating power unit, according to the CAA.

The Russian Ministry of Defense lays responsibility for the strikes on the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Moscow also emphasizes that Russian forces strike exclusively at military facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Against the backdrop of increased shelling of nuclear power plants, Russia demanded to convene a meeting of the UN Security Council on August 11.

In turn, the heads of the G7 countries (Great Britain, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan) called on Russia to immediately hand over the Zaporizhzhya NPP and other nuclear facilities in Ukraine under the control of Kyiv.

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