Russian Forces Damage Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Russian forces have damaged a high-voltage line connecting Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant to the power grid, Ukraine’s state energy company Ukrenergo said.
The head of Ukrenergo, Volodymyr Kudrytskiy, said the plant was relying on electricity from diesel generators after external power supplies to the plant were damaged again. The retired nuclear plant lost power early last week but supply was restored on Sunday, AFP reports.
In a statement posted on Facebook, the energy operator said:
The line that supplies the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the town of Slavutych was damaged by the occupying forces.
Speaking on national television, Kudrytskiy said the town of Slavutych, close to the Chernobyl plant, was complete without power for the same reason.