The occupiers again resorted to provocations at the Zaporizhia NPP - 3 attacks were recorded
The Russian military committed a provocation near the industrial site of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. At Energoatom, three "attacks" were recorded, the projectile hit the high-voltage communication line of the 330 kV VRP autotransformer of the Zaporizhzhya TPP.
This was confirmed in "Energoatom"
"The Russians in Energodar staged another provocation: they fired at the Zaporizhzhya NPP Today, August 5, 2022, the Russian military resorted to provocations again. As a result of their shelling at 2:30 p.m., three "arrivals" were recorded near the ZNPP industrial site," the press center of "Energoatom" reported.
According to "Energoatom", the Zaporizhzhya NPP continues to operate and deliver power to the Ukrainian power system through lines that are in operation. In accordance with their capacity, a decision was made to unload and disconnect one of the working NPP power units from the network.
"There have been no releases and discharges of radioactive substances," the NAEK emphasizes. Military journalist Andrii Tsaplienko reported that in the afternoon of August 5, the occupiers began shelling the station with barrel and rocket artillery.
"the Russians began shelling the Zaporizhzhya NPP in Energodar with barrel and jet artillery in order to justify connecting the NPP to the Russian power grid. Ukrainian employees of the station are not allowed to leave the territory. On the territory of the station, Russians move around in gas masks and chemical protection suits. The employees who were brought by the Russians (presumably to Rosatom) are urgently being evacuated," he said.
The mayor of Energodar, Dmytro Orlov, reported that the occupiers were shelling the residential quarters of the city from the side of the Zaporizhzhia NPP. Later, on the evening of August 5, Energoatom announced that three more "arrivals" had been recorded.
"The Russians seriously damaged the nitrogen-oxygen station and the joint auxiliary corps. There are risks of hydrogen leakage and sputtering of radioactive substances. There is a high fire hazard," the NAEK reported.
As of 8:00 a.m. on August 6, 2022, the Zaporizhzhia NPP operates with the risk of violating radiation and fire safety standards, Energoatom reports. Power unit No. 4 is disconnected from the power system.