IRYNA BALACHUK — FRIDAY, 5 AUGUST 2022, 17:15
The Russian invaders have once again fired on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). Three strikes were recorded near the industrial site and a high-voltage power line was hit.
Source: Energoatom on Telegram
Quote from Energoatom: "On 5 August, the Russian military again resorted to provocations. As a result of their attack at 14:30, three strikes were recorded near the ZNPP industrial site.
The enemy hit the high-voltage power line of the 330 kW switchgear between the ZNPP autotransformer and the Zaporizhzhia Thermal Power Plant."
Details Energoatom emphasised that the ZNPP continues to operate and supply power to the Ukrainian energy system through the lines that are operating.
At the same time, it was reported that the decision had been taken to unload one of the ZNPP’s operating power units and disconnect it from the network.
"No emissions or discharges of radioactive substances were recorded," Energoatom concluded.
- Earlier, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported that Russian troops have been using the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Energodar to heighten the fear of a nuclear catastrophe and make the West less willing to provide military support to Ukraine.
- According to Energoatom, the occupiers have set up missile systems on the territory of the ZNPP, from which they fire on the Nikopol area.
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