SATURDAY, 6 AUGUST 2022, 20:24
Energoatom has said that Russian occupying forces are attacking the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in order to destroy its infrastructure, disconnect it from the Ukrainian power grid and cut off power in southern Ukraine.
Source: Energoatom on Telegram
Quote: “Artillery shelling of the Zaporizhzhia NPP is a terrorist act intended to destroy the plant’s infrastructure, disrupt all of its power lines that feed electricity into Ukraine’s power grid and cut off power in the south of the country.
These actions indicate Russia’s turn to a new scenario: one of destruction and of [potential] nuclear and radiation disasters at the ZNPP. This is why the attacks on the ZNPP are very likely to continue.”
Details: An Energoatom representative has said that coordinated actions on behalf of key security organisations – such as the UN, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) – can help prevent these disastrous scenarios from unfolding. In addition, the international community has to put pressure on Russia to ensure the withdrawal of the Russian troops from the largest nuclear power facility in Europe.
Otherwise, Russia will be able to fulfil its goal and transform the ZNPP into a military base for nuclear terrorists.
“The actions of Rosatom representatives are facilitating this scenario. [The Rosatom representatives] currently at the ZNPP are coordinating a special schedule that will cut the ZNPP off Ukraine’s power grid by means of artillery shelling of all power lines connecting the ZNPP with Ukraine’s power grid,” Energoatom has stressed.
Information obtained by Energoatom also indicates that in addition to destroying the infrastructure of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, Russia is planning its complete blackout; diesel generators will be used to maintain the reactors’ fuel cooling systems and spent fuel reservoirs of each of the power units.
The situation at the power plant is significantly complicated by the military equipment containing weapons and explosives that the Russians have placed in the direct vicinity of power units no. 1 and no.2. This in effect amounts to rigging the power units containing two nuclear reactors with explosives, at the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
Moreover, the Russian forces have also planted mines along the shore of the ZNPP’s cooling pond…