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tabloid USAToday | Putin SEIZES Europe's largest power plant, signs laws annexing Ukraine regions despite military losses, 5 Oct
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday claiming ownership of the beleaguered Zaporizh* power plant even as the director [!] of Ukraine's nuclear power company said he will assume operations of EUROPE'S LARGEST NUCLEAR PLANT
which does not generate electricity for and could not transmit electricity to EU27
The announcement came hours after Putin signed laws annexing the Zaporizh* region. Earlier in the day, Energoatom chief Petro Kotin said he will be running the Russian-held plant from the capital Kyiv.
on brand, re-brand
"The need for a Nuclear Safety and Security Protection Zone (NSSPZ) around #Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant is now more urgent than ever," Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, tweeted.

The plant's Ukrainian director was kidnapped and released by Russian forces who occupy the facility. Ukrainian workers continue to operate the plant, which halted power generation last month.

ruble pay? Despite Uncle Volody's fatwa? heavens to betsy. Wutta sacrifice. Wutta relief.
by Cat on Wed Oct 5th, 2022 at 04:54:31 PM EST
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censor.net | It is planned to launch one of the six reactors at the Zaporizhzhya NPP - IAEA, 5 Oct UA pravda
This was reported by the IAEA, informs Censor.NET with reference to Hromadske.
Update 112 - IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

in consultations with the relevant authorities following reports today that Russia plans to supervise operations of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP)
Separately today, IAEA experts at the site learnt that the ZNPP plans to restart one of its six reactors which are currently all in cold shutdown. Senior Ukrainian operating staff informed IAEA experts present at the ZNPP that preparations are under way to start unit 5 at reduced power to produce steam and heat for the needs of the plant. It will take some time to complete all preparations, including those related to necessary systems and equipment, before reactor operations can resume.
The IAEA team also reported that there had been shelling yesterday in an industrial area located between the ZNPP and the town of Ener*odar, but the plant site itself was not affected.

"The enemy has focused the shelling on our [gas-fired] power plant to derail our preparations for the winter season, and to demonstrate that the authorities are not capable of heating the city," [RF Zaporizh* Gov Yevgeny] Balitsky told Russian television on Wednesday.

He believes Kiev intends to "destroy the infrastructure and make [Energodar] unlivable." The Ukrainian government wants to regain control over the region, but does not want the people living in it to remain, he insisted. [—RT.05.10.22]

We will remind you that on the night of September 11, the last working power unit No. 6 at the Zaporizh* NPP, which had been supplying the plant's own needs until now, was stopped. Therefore, all units of the nuclear power plant were transferred to the safest state - cold shutdown. Currently, the electricity required for cooling the reactor and other important safety functions at the ZNPP comes from the outside to the plant from the [closest gas-fueled plant] power system of Ukraine in Ener*odar.

Ukrainian specialists continue to work at the station, despite the presence of Rosatom representatives and Russian occupiers. IAEA representatives are also monitoring the situation at the ZNPP.

by Cat on Wed Oct 5th, 2022 at 09:21:50 PM EST
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censor.net | Ukraine calls for the introduction of sanctions against "Rosatom" due to the attempt to appropriate the [ZNPP], 5 Oct UA pravda
This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggests that the European Union, the "Big Seven" states [G7] and other partners urgently consider the introduction of sanctions against the Russian state corporation Rosatom, its affiliated companies and institutions, as well as other key factors of the Russian nuclear energy industry.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also calls on the member countries of the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] to limit cooperation within the framework of any projects with Russia, which is resorting to open nuclear blackmail [sic] of the whole world [!], and also counts on a clear position and proactive role in these issues from the Director General of the IAEA.

ah! selective Zelensk* fatwa
"We warn citizens of Russia, who will carry out criminal orders regarding the appropriation of the civilian nuclear infrastructure of Ukraine, of criminal liability for their illegal actions and the irreversibility of punishment. We demand from the Russian side to ensure the safety and integrity of citizens of Ukraine who continue to perform critical functions at the nuclear power plant", emphasized the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
by Cat on Wed Oct 5th, 2022 at 09:30:28 PM EST
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