The russian military-occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP has lost external power supply, as stated in the telegram channel of Rosatom, the managing authority of the plant. This information was reported by the BBC.
According to the statement, this occurred due to the disconnection of the high-voltage power transmission line, Dniprovska, which is under the control of Ukraine.
"The plant is being powered by its own diesel generators for its internal needs. The reasons for the line's disconnection are being investigated. The radiation levels at the NPP site, in the sanitary protection zone, and in the observation area are normal", - stated Rosatom.
Simultaneously, the Ukrainian state-owned company Energoatom, in its Telegram channel, stated, "As a result of senseless terrorist shelling by the russians on the night of May 22nd, at 5:26 am, the last high-voltage transmission line, Dniprovska 750 kV, from which the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP was being powered for its internal needs, was disconnected".
"For the seventh time since the beginning of the russian occupation of the Ukrainian plant on March 4, 2022, the Zaporizhzhia NPP is entering a blackout mode. After losing external power, which is vital for the operation of the cooling pumps of the nuclear material, all diesel generators at the NPP were automatically activated. The fuel reserves are sufficient for ten days. The countdown has begun. If external power cannot be restored within this time, an accident with radiation consequences for the whole world may occur", - warned Energoatom.
"The continued russian occupation of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the illegitimate and unprepared russian management, which bears no responsibility for the nuclear and radiation safety of the facility, constantly worsens the conditions for maintaining the plant on the brink of a nuclear and radiation accident. Russia's nuclear terrorism must be stopped immediately, and the invaders must leave the territory of the plant and the satellite city of Enerhodar", - emphasized Energoatom.
As reported, within a day, the russians carried out 75 shelling attacks on 16 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia oblast.