Ahead of IAEA mission visit, the russian military resorted to new provocations at ZNPP

Today, September 1, 2022, at 4:57 am, due to another mortar shelling by the russian occupying forces at the Zaporizhzhya NPP site, the emergency protection was activated and the operating power unit 5 was shut down.

Furthermore, the ZNPP 330 kV backup power supply line used for in-house needs was damaged. In the transitional mode, the non-operating power unit 2 was de-energized with the start-up of diesel generators.

This is the second time in the last 10 days that the criminal actions of the russian military have caused the shutdown of the unit and the power plant blackout.

Power unit 6 keeps operating in the power system of Ukraine and at the same time powers the ZNPP's in-house needs.

The power plant's Ukrainian workers are doing their best to eliminate damage to its infrastructure.