Ukraine nuclear plant disconnected from grid – operator

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant under occupation by Russian troops has been disconnected from the national power supply, the state energy operator says.

“The actions of the invaders caused a complete disconnection of the (Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant) from the power grid — the first in the history of the plant,” Energoatom says on Telegram.

The Zaporizhzhia plant — Europe’s largest nuclear facility — has been occupied by Moscow’s troops since the opening weeks of the war.

It has remained on the frontlines ever since, and in recent weeks Moscow and Kyiv have traded blame over shelling around the complex in southern Ukraine.

Energoatom says the plant was disconnected from Ukraine’s national supply system after a power line was twice disconnected by fires at ash pits in an adjacent thermal power plant.

The three other power lines “were earlier damaged during terrorist attacks” by Russian forces, the operator says.

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