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Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant disconnected from Ukrainian power grid

Source: Meduza

Ukraine’s electrical grid has been disconnected from the last remaining power line that was connecting it to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the Ukrainian state energy company Enerhoatom reported on Monday. According to the company, Russian troops have shelled the facility repeatedly throughout the last three days. On September 5, it said in a statement, the attacks caused a fire to break out on the station's territory.

“Consequently, the sixth power unit was unloaded and disconnected from the grid and is now powering the Zaporizhzhia NPP itself,” said Enerhoatom.

The news comes just hours after a team of delegates from the International Atomic Energy Agency left the territory of the Zaporizhzhia plant. Two representatives of the agency reportedly stayed behind to monitor safety protocols.

Meduza cannot immediately verify these official statements.

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is Europe's largest nuclear energy facility. It was captured by Russian troops at the start of Moscow's full-scale war against Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine have repeatedly accused one another of shelling the station in recent months.

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