Key power line to occupied Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant restored after damage
Occupied ZNPP (Photo: EPA)

In less than a day, Ukrainian energy workers restored the connection of the occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP to the main power transmission line with a capacity of 750 kW, the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine reports.

"Yesterday evening, it was possible to connect the temporarily occupied ZNPP to the main overhead power line of 750 kW. The reason for the disconnection is a break in the wires as a result of enemy shelling," the message says.

As the ministry clarified, the place of damage was several kilometers from the station.

The agency added that a slight decrease in the water level in the ZNPP cooling pond is currently recorded. Currently, it is 16.19 m, but this is enough to meet the current needs of the facility.

On July 20, the IAEA reported that the Russian occupation administration had not yet granted its inspectors access to the roofs of the power units of the temporarily occupied ZNPP.

The state NPP operator Energoatom also reported that on the evening of August 10, the 750 kW high-voltage communication line, which failed the night before, was repaired. Therefore, the ZNPP is not yet in danger of a complete loss of external power.

At the beginning of July, the General Staff of the Armed Forces reported that Russia may be preparing a false flag provocation at the Zaporizhzhya NPP in order to blame Ukraine.