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Ukraine is considering scenario involving complete shutdown of the occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant – adviser to Shmyhal, the prime minister of Ukraine 

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 16:30


Ukraine is not ruling out a scenario that in the event of the slightest threat of their losing control of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, it will be completely shut down.

This was stated by Yurii Boiko, the Adviser to the Prime Minister, in a comment for Energy reform.


"In preparation for the sustainable heating season, a scenario with a complete shutdown of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is being considered," Boiko added.

According to him, "the slightest movement towards the loss of control over the station" will lead to such a decision.

Also, he said that Ukraine's energy system is ready and able to cope with the consequences of such a decision.

In early March, the Russian occupiers captured the town of Enerhodar and ZNPP, located near the town.  It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and the third largest in the world.

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