Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant resupply convoy reaches Enerhodar

17 September, 03:47 PM
The Zaporizhia NPP was captured by Russian troops (Photo:Енергоатом/Facebook)

The Zaporizhia NPP was captured by Russian troops (Photo:Енергоатом/Facebook)

Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom has delivered 25 trucks with equipment and spare parts for the Russia-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), the agency said in a Facebook post on Sept. 16.

The cargo will allow for critical repairs and maintenance of the ZNPP and its connecting power lines.

The message also noted the delivery included a supply of diesel fuel for the power plant’s backup generators.

“We thank the brave logistical ZNPP workers, who successfully conducted this vital resupply,” Energoatom said.

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Zaporizhzhia NPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, and has been occupied by Russian forces since March 4. Several ZNPP facilities have been damaged by Russian shelling, and the station's employees are captives of the occupying troops.

The Kremlin uses the facility as cover for its forces, as Ukraine can’t return fire for the risk of causing a nuclear calamity.

The ZNPP was taken completely offline on Sept. 11, after Russian shelling disrupted the remaining external power connections to the facility.

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