The US State Department linked the blackout in Ukraine with the actions of Russia
Blackouts in the Ukrainian regions occurred due to the actions of the Russian military, said a representative of the US State Department. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced a power outage in five regions the day before (max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Lack of electricity in some regions Ukraine was connected with the actions of the Russian military, said State Department spokesman Ned Price.
According to a State Department spokesman, “thousands of civilians were left without electricity and clean water.” due to the actions of the Russian military. Price wrote about this on Twitter.
The fact that the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions are de-energized in Ukraine (Russia has recognized the territory of the region as the state of the DPR), President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said earlier. Also, according to him, Dnipropetrovsk, Sumy and Zaporozhye regions were partially without electricity. The fact that some settlements of the Dnipropetrovsk region were left without electricity, and the local authorities also reported about power outages in the Sumy region.
On the morning of September 12, the program «60 minutes" on the state channel “Russia 1” TV presenter Olga Skabeeva said that power outages in Ukraine occurred due to Russian strikes on critical infrastructure, including thermal power plants in the Kharkiv and Krivoy Rog regions.
On Saturday, September 10, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the pro-Russian military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, reported that Ukraine had unilaterally stopped receiving electricity from the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. “The supply of electricity from the Zaporozhye NPP to the territory controlled by the Zelensky regime has been stopped. Moreover, it was unilaterally stopped by Ukraine»,— Rogov said. According to him, only the territories of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions occupied by Russia are supplied with electricity.
On September 11, the Ukrainian Energoatom, under whose control the nuclear power plant is formally located, announced the shutdown of the last operating power unit of the nuclear power plant. According to Energoatom, for the previous three days, the remaining sixth power unit provided only the needs of the power plant itself, operating at a critically low level: communication lines with Ukraine were damaged due to shelling. The shutdown of the last unit of the nuclear power plant was also confirmed by the head of the Rosenergoatom concern; Renat Karchaa.
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I had to visit Zaporozhye six out of 15 operating nuclear power units in Ukraine. The plant annually generated 40–42 billion kWh of electricity, which accounted for almost 21% of Ukraine's electricity production and 50% of its production at nuclear power plants.
In early September, the station was visited by an IAEA delegation headed by the head of the agency, Rafael Grossi . According to the initial assessments of specialists, the NPP buildings were damaged as a result of shelling in several places. Russia and Ukraine mutually accuse each other of shelling.
Later, the agency published a report on the visit to the nuclear power plant. It said that the experts saw no signs of the spread of radiation. At the same time, experts stressed that the ongoing shelling poses a threat to nuclear security. The agency called for the creation of a protected area around the facility.
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