The situation in Energodar and at the Zaporozhye NPP is calm, Russian specialists are working “in full understanding of the situation” along with their Ukrainian colleagues. Andrey Shevchik, head of Energodar’s administration, stated this.
According to him, the required number of units are currently operating at the station, the rest are under scheduled repairs or unloaded, since there are no large capacities. At the same time, Shevchik assured that “there is enough fuel, we will work for a long time.”
Representatives of Rosatom also work at nuclear power plants. As the head of the city administration noted, Russian specialists also control security.
“The most important thing is that the psychological and social atmosphere of the nuclear power plant workers is normal and there are no complaints against the city and representatives of Rosatom,” Shevchik concluded.
The correspondent of the Izvestia TV channel also said that the city is still under the control of the Ukrainian army, and the positions of the Ukrainian military are very close, but in this situation, “the Armed Forces of Ukraine were smart enough to stop sabotage of the nuclear facility.”
On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the launch of a special operation to protect the civilian population of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR). It was preceded by an aggravation of the situation in the region, an appeal by the leadership of the DPR and LPR to the Russian Federation with a request for help, and the subsequent recognition by Russia of the independence of the Donbass republics.
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