Occupiers force the workers of Zaporizhzhya NPP to drain cooling ponds

To absolve themselves of responsibility for committing acts of nuclear terrorism, the ruscists resort to coercion against Ukrainian nuclear workers

Currently, through bullying and torture, they are forcing the employees of the Hydrological Service of the power plant to invent justifications for the need to drain these ponds for the management of ZNPP and SE NNEGC «ENERGOATOM».

Thus, the invaders savagely beat Andriy Honcharuk, a diver of the ZNPP Hydrological Service, who was taken to the Enerhodar hospital yesterday, June 29, 2022, with numerous injuries.

As a reminder, the ruscists gear up for a serious provocation at the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP The invaders, who occupied ZNPP, are going to accuse the Ukrainian nuclear workers of storing weapons at the power plant site. To do this, several workers were detained and tortured to get a confession out of them, or rather – to force them to incriminate themselves that in March they allegedly dropped some weapons in concrete basins of cooling ponds at the ZNPP: either explosives or shells.

Under this pretext, the occupiers are insisting on draining the cooling ponds – to inspect the basins – and shutting down the pumps that supply water to the safety systems of power units. If that happens, the safety systems of Europe's largest nuclear power plant will be out of cooling, which is a grave breach and could threaten nuclear safety. In addition, such work should not be carried out in the summertime due to the risk of overheating and equipment failure. But the crucial issue is the overseeing occupiers' activities, because under the guise of «conducting an inspection» they can throw anything into concrete basins: explosives, unexploded shells, and other weapons. Then they can blame ZNPP employees or its defenders for this, making it a formal reason for inviting the IAEA to visit the power plant and presenting these «facts».