MOSCOW, 8 Oct — PRIME. Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on the creation of the federal state unitary enterprise Zaporozhye NPP, the Federal Property Management Agency was instructed to appoint the general director of the enterprise, the corresponding government order was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree stating that the Zaporizhzhya NPP becomes the property of Russia, and ordered the Russian government to ensure the creation of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Zaporozhye NPP in order to ensure the safety of the use of ZNPP nuclear facilities.
“In pursuance of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated October 5, 2022… Establish a federal state unitary enterprise Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (Moscow city) (hereinafter referred to as the enterprise) based on the right of economic management… The Federal Property Management Agency: to approve the charter of the enterprise; appoint the general director of the enterprise; ensure the formation of the authorized capital of the enterprise in the amount of 500 thousand rubles,” the document says.
Earlier it was reported that employees of the Zaporozhye NPP would soon be employed in the staff of the new Russian company JSC “Operating Organization of the Zaporizhzhya NPP”, they would keep their salaries and social guarantees.
Zaporozhye NPP is located on the left bank of the Dnieper near the town of Energodar. This is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe in terms of the number of units and installed capacity – the plant has six power units with a capacity of 1 gigawatt each. Since March, it has been under the protection of the Russian military. The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized that this step was justified in order to avoid leakage of nuclear and radioactive materials. The Ukrainian military continues to regularly shell Enerhodar and the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant adjacent to the city.
In early September, an IAEA mission headed by Director General Rafael Grossi arrived at the ZNPP. The head of the delegation of “Rosatom” and the staff of the station led the delegation of the IAEA through its territory and showed the sections of the station that had been damaged during the shelling of Ukrainian troops. Two IAEA employees remained at ZNPP on a permanent basis. As a result of the visit of the mission, the IAEA published a report in which it confirmed the fact of shelling of the ZNPP.