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Russian forces, which occupy the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijjia, are preparing its connection to Crimea, annexed by Moscow, reports the Ukrainian operator Energoatom. Follow the latest developments on France 24.
1:19 a.m .: the Russians will connect the Zaporizhia power plant to Crimea
Russian forces occupying the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia are preparing to connect it to Crimea, a peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014, and are damaging it by carrying out this reorientation of electricity production, the operator’s president warned on Tuesday. Ukrainian, Energoatom, Petro Kotin.
“To do this, you must first damage the power lines of the power station connected to the Ukrainian energy system. From August 7 to August 9, the Russians have already damaged three power lines. At the moment, the power station is operating with only one line of production, which is an extremely dangerous way of working,” he added.
“When the last production line is disconnected, the plant will be powered by diesel-powered generators. Everything will then depend on their reliability and fuel stocks,” Petro Kotin also warned.
12:01 a.m .: “Crimea is Ukrainian and we never give up there”, insists Zelensky
As explosions occurred Tuesday at an ammunition depot on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, annexed by Ukrainian Russia, the president made an update.
“Crimea is Ukrainian and we will never give it up. We will not forget that the occupation of Crimea was the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine”, insisted Volodymyr Zelensky during his daily address. “The world is beginning to realize that it was wrong in 2014 when it decided not to respond with all its might to Russia’s first aggressive actions.”e of the Chernobyl disaster, after new strikes at Ukraine’s nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia occupied by the Russians. “The world must not forget Chernobyl and the fact that Zaporizhia is the largest power station in Europe. The Chernobyl disaster (in 1986) was the explosion of a reactor and the Zaporizhia power station has six reactors,” Volodymyr Zelensky said in his daily video address.