This is stated in statement Energoatom.

“As a result of shelling, the nitrogen-oxygen station and the combined auxiliary building were seriously damaged. The risks of hydrogen leakage and radioactive spraying remain, and the fire hazard is also high. On August 6, Zaporozhye NPP operates with the risk of violating radiation and fire safety standards,” the report says.

Edition The Insider notes that the occupiers could replace the ZNPP or the area around the nuclear power plant.

The Insider published a video showing Russian military trucks entering the nuclear power plant and unloading some cargo.

According to the interlocutor, a convoy of military trucks arrived at the nuclear power plant on August 2.

The trucks stopped between the 1st and 2nd power units and after some time a part of the convoy, one by one, began to drive into the territory of the machine hall of the 1st power unit through the cargo gates. According to this source, the machine room is mined.

According to the testimony of another interlocutor, about 500 Russian soldiers and military equipment, including armored personnel carriers, anti-aircraft installations and equipment for radiochemical reconnaissance, are on the territory of the station. This source says that the Russians were replacing the area around the ZNPP.

According to the source, near the village of Vodiane, located closer to the nuclear power plant, there are Gradov batteries, and Russian soldiers store mines and ammunition in close proximity to the power units – under overpasses, and part of the ammunition is even inside the power unit.

Whether the power unit was mined or it is simply being used to store explosives is unknown to the second source of the publication.

At the same time, the interlocutor noted that the capture of the station was led by Major General Alexei Dombrovsky, after which the command was transferred to Major General Valery Vasilyev of the RF Armed Forces.

Energoatom reports that Ukrainian plant personnel continue to work even in such conditions and make every effort to ensure nuclear and radiation safety.

At present, the station personnel are engaged in the elimination of the consequences of the damage that the invaders inflicted with their shelling on August 5.

The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant turned off the fourth power unit after the shelling of the Russian invaders on the evening of August 5.

On March 4, 2022, the occupiers seized Energodar and the ZNPP near the city. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and the third largest in the world. It operates in the united energy system of Ukraine in three of the six units. On July 21, Energoatom reported that the occupiers had brought heavy equipment into the engine room of the power unit.


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