The State Duma will decide on an extraordinary meeting on Ukraine on Monday

Gennady Zyuganov proposed holding an extraordinary meeting, accusing the country's leadership of limiting itself to calls to condemn terrorism in response to shelling from the Ukrainian country< source srcset=" 800w" media="(max-width: 400px) and (-webkit-min- device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >

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The State Duma will decide on the issue of holding an additional meeting of the Council of the State Duma on the situation in Ukraine at the beginning of next week, said the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin. additional meeting of the Council of the State Duma and on Monday we will decide, & mdash; the press service of the State Duma quotes his words.

To hold an extraordinary meeting at which the deputies would discuss the situation in Ukraine, and in particular the shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, was previously proposed by the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov. “Alarming reports are coming from the zone of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. The insane shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant continues. Every day, shells and rockets are raining down on the cities and towns of Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, — he wrote on his social networks. The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation stressed that the strikes on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and the Stirol chemical enterprise in Gorlovka they threaten an ecological disaster, and “the Russian side so far is limited to calls on the so-called world community to condemn acts of state terror.” In this regard, he said, the Communist Party faction is making a proposal to hold “a meeting of the Council of the State Duma, where it is necessary to discuss the current situation and develop additional measures for the successful completion of the military-political operation.”

“I agree with the head of the Communist Party faction, Gennady Andreevich Zyuganov, that the consolidation of society in support of the special military operation in Ukraine is of decisive importance,” — said Volodin, commenting on his statement.

Now the deputies are on vacation, the spring session of the State Duma ended on July 7, the autumn session should begin on August 30. In the summer, Volodin himself proposed holding an extraordinary meeting of the State Duma. He explained the need for the meeting by the fact that “issues have accumulated that require urgent solutions.” As a result, the agenda included the appointment of Denis Manturov to the post of Deputy Prime Minister and consideration of 17 bills.

In July, the situation in the area of ​​the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant escalated, Ukraine and Russia accuse each other of shelling the complex. The day before, on August 17, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, said that two artillery gunners of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who worked at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, were detained in Energodar. On August 18, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Kyiv was preparing a “resonant provocation”; at the Zaporozhye NPP on August 19, during the visit to Ukraine of UN Secretary General António Guterres.

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Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant— Europe's largest nuclear power plant in terms of installed capacity and the third largest in the world. It is located on the banks of the Kakhovka reservoir on the Dnieper, not far from Energodar in the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine. The station consists of six power units with VVER-1000 reactors, the first of them was put into operation in December 1984, the sixth— in October 1995.

The Zaporozhye NPP accounts for six of the 15 operating nuclear power units in Ukraine. The plant annually generates 40-42 billion kWh, which is almost 21% of the republic's electricity production and 50% of its production at nuclear power plants.

Zaporozhye NPP is connected with the united energy system of Ukraine by three power transmission lines with a capacity of 750 kV and one— 330 kV. It supplies electricity to the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odessa regions, and until November 2015 also to the Crimea (in 2015, a power line was blown up on the border with the Kherson region, through which energy was supplied to the peninsula). According to its own data, the nuclear power plant supplied electricity to 10 million people, as well as dozens of large industrial enterprises, including ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih; (former Kryvorizhstal), Zaporizhstal, Dneprospetsstal, as well as the Motor Sich aircraft building association. But some of them also receive electricity from the South Ukrainian NPP in the Nikolaev region.

The taking of the Zaporozhye NPP under the control of the Russian Ministry of Defense was announced on February 28, 2022. Formally, the station is still under the control of Ukrenergoatom.



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