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Russia to create new “enterprise” at the occupied ZNPP

Saturday, 8 October 2022, 18:59
Russia to create new “enterprise” at the occupied ZNPP

KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO – SATURDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2022, 18:59

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishutin signed a decree establishing a federal state unitary enterprise, the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, at the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), which has been seized by Russian forces.

Source: decree from 7 October published on Russia’s official internet-portal of legal information on 8 October

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Quote from the decree: "Pursuant to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation from 5 October 2022 […] To establish the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (Moscow), based on the right of economic management."

Details: Federal Agency for State Property Management of the Russian Federation was instructed to approve the charter of the enterprise, appoint the general director and ensure the formation of the authorised capital in the amount of 500,000 roubles.

Background

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  • On 5 October, Vladimir Putin signed a decree, according to which, control over the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) would be handed over to Russia.
  • Energoatom, the operator of nuclear power plants in Ukraine, has called Putin’s decree null and void.
  • Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) believes that the ZNPP belongs to Ukraine despite Russia’s claims that the power plant’s ownership has been transferred.
  • Rosatom, Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation, has established a joint-stock company, Zaporozhye NPP Operational Organisation, registered in Moscow, which aims to manage the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP.
  • On 6 October, the Russian occupiers stole the ZNPP seal, which confers the right to sign documents. Petro Kotin, the President of Energoatom and acting Director General of ZNPP, issued an order to put a new seal into effect and invalidate the previous model's stolen seal.

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