The Zaporizhzhya State Administration warned of an energy crisis in the EU due to the shelling of the ZNPP
Member of the State Administration of Zaporizhia Rogov: Ukrainian shelling of the ZNPP threatens to disrupt the supply of electricity to the EU “(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Due to the shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it may be stopped, which will lead to a violation of the energy balance in Ukraine, threatening to disrupt the supply of electricity to the EU countries. About this “RIA Novosti” said Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region.
, this will affect the supply of electricity to the EU countries. Ukraine from the country— electricity exporter will turn into an importing country, — he said.
Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant— Europe's largest nuclear power plant in terms of installed capacity and the third largest in the world. The Zaporozhye NPP accounts for six out of 15 operating nuclear power units in Ukraine. The capture of the Zaporizhzhya NPP under the control of the Russian Ministry of Defense was announced on February 28. Formally, the station is still under the control of Ukrenergoatom.
Russian troops control the southern and central parts of the Zaporozhye region— this is more than half of its territory. Among the major cities located in this zone, & mdash; Berdyansk, Melitopol, Vasilyevka, Energodar (Zaporozhye NPP is located there). The regional center is under the control of Ukraine.
In July and August, the Russian and Ukrainian sides repeatedly accused each other of shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. In particular, on August 11, at least three shells fell near the storage of radioactive isotopes, they said in the military-civilian administration of the region, formed in the majority of Zaporozhye occupied by Russia.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the G7 countries (G7: US, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, UK and Japan) called on Moscow to demilitarize the area around the station and return it to Kyiv's control. Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, responded by saying that the creation of a demilitarized zone around the ZNPP would make the plant more vulnerable. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the idea of creating such a zone unacceptable.
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At the same time, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that he would welcome the permanent presence of IAEA experts at the Zaporozhye NPP. At a meeting on August 24, he stressed: Russia hopes that the delegation will be able to visit the nuclear plant “as soon as possible.”
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