The Russians are increasing their presence and control over the ZNPP, which may lead to further disruptions in the plant’s equipment and maintenance.
About this it is said in a report by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
ISW, citing statements by Energoatom and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), notes that Russia’s presence and exclusive control over the ZANP is increasing, indicating that incidents of malfunctioning of the plant’s equipment may escalate under the ongoing Russian occupation .
ISW adds that the ZNPP has completely lost access to external power sources seven times during its operational history – all seven incidents occurred during the Russian occupation.
In addition, Russian forces deployed military equipment on and inside ZANP facilities in the summer and fall of 2022 to protect these assets from Ukrainian strikes, while creating conditions for Ukrainian forces to be blamed for any incidents at ZANP.
We will remind:
At power unit No. 5 of the Zaporizhzhya NPP happened an incident with a leak of reagents from the first circuit of the reactor to the second, which has not been eliminated until now.
Incompetent actions of the Russian occupiers and Rosatom employees on November 14 brought to a partial blackout at the Zaporizhzhia NPP.