Any actions of the occupiers, which can provoke a shutdown of the reactors, will once again put the station on the verge of disaster, the head of state said.
The Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant has been connected to the grid, but the largest nuclear power plant in Europe remains one step away from disaster. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky during video messages on Friday, August 26th.
According to him, it is only thanks to the Ukrainian nuclear scientists and specialists of the energy industry that it is possible to protect the Zaporizhzhya NPP from the worst scenario, which is constantly provoked by Russian forces.
“I want to emphasize that the situation remains very risky, dangerous. Any repetition of yesterday’s events, that is, any disconnection of the station from the network, any actions by Russia that could provoke the shutdown of reactors, will again put the station on the verge of disaster,” Zelensky said.
The head of state emphasized that the IAEA mission should arrive at the station as soon as possible and help keep the nuclear power plant under Ukrainian control on a permanent basis.
The President expressed gratitude to all diplomats, partners and nuclear scientists who “in the truest sense of the word save both Ukraine and Europe.”
Recall that on August 25, ZNPP for the first time in history was completely disconnected from the power grid. The station remained in this state until noon on 26 August.
The day before, the first of the six power units was connected to the grid, in the evening it was possible to connect one more.