SIMFEROPOL, 5 Oct – PRIME. Rosatom launched the process of integrating the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant into the Russian energy field after the decree of the President of Russia on the transfer of the nuclear power plant to the control of the Russian Federation, said Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the “We are with Russia” movement, a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporizhzhya region.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin ordered earlier by his decree to transfer the Zaporizhzhya NPP under the control of Russia.
“The Zelensky regime was left without Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which produces about 30% of all electricity needed by Kyiv. Rosatom has already launched the process of integrating the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant into the Russian energy field,” Rogov wrote in his Telegram channel.
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 led by General Director 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.
On September 30, Vladimir Putin, following the results of referendums in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, signed agreements with their heads on the admission of regions to Russia. On Wednesday, the president signed a federal law ratifying an agreement on the admission of the LPR, DPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions into Russia. As representatives of the republics and regions stated, joining Russia would secure their territories and restore historical justice.