ROME, Sep 2 – PRIME. Ukraine is ready to increase electricity exports to Europe, replacing Russian supplies, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
“Our energy exports could reduce Moscow’s pressure on Europe and Italy: despite all the difficulties, we can help ensure at least 8% of electricity consumption in Italy,” he said during his online speech at the economic forum in Cernobbio, Italy.
At the same time, in order to increase supplies, it is necessary that the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) remain connected to the Ukrainian network, the politician emphasized. According to Zelensky, the presence of Russia “prevents” Ukraine from helping to resolve the energy crisis in Europe.
ZNPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, located on the left bank of the Dnieper near Energodar. Since March this year, the facility has been guarded by the Russian military.
Against the backdrop of continued shelling by the Ukrainian armed forces, an IAEA mission arrived at the ZNPP on Thursday. The head of the delegation of “Rosatom” and employees of the Zaporizhzhya NPP led the IAEA delegation through its territory and showed the sections of the station affected by the attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.