“This morning, November 20, 2022, as a result of numerous Russian shelling, at least 12” arrivals “at the site of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant were recorded,” the report says.
It is indicated that due to enemy attacks overpasses of communication with special buildings, chemically desalted water storage tanks, steam generator purge system, auxiliary systems of one of the two general station diesel engines were damaged and other station infrastructure equipment.
Three hits were also recorded in the area of the Raduga substation, but data on damage and destruction there are still being clarified.
“The nature and list of the damaged ZNPP equipment indicate that the rashists targeted and disabled exactly the infrastructure that was necessary for the launch of power units 5 and 6 and resumption of electricity production at the Zaporozhye NPP for the needs of Ukraine”– drew attention to Energoatom.
The message emphasized that Energoatom had recently made a decision, and the State Nuclear Regulatory Authority had given permission to bring power units 5 and 6 to the minimum controllable power level in order to obtain steam, which essential in winter years to ensure the safety of power units, personnel, population and the environment.
“The Rashists tried in every way to prevent the Ukrainian personnel of the station from starting the power units. The fake director of the plant from Rosatom Romanenko, with the assistance of the Russian military, who seized the Zaporizhzhya NPP and use it as their own military base, blocked the preparation of the power units to bring them to the minimum power level,” the report said.
And besides all this, the occupiers still today It was precisely the equipment that was damaged, the failure of which makes it impossible to take any further steps to launch the Zaporizhzhya NPP power units.
Recall that today the IAEA published a report in which it reported on powerful explosions on the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP last night and this morning.
Experts counted more than 10 explosions and recorded damage to some buildings and equipment.
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