MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. The power supply from Ukraine required for the operation of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) has been halted and back-up generation sources have been activated, Alexander Volga, head of the Energodar military-civilian administration, said in a live broadcast on the Rossiya-24 TV Channel on Wednesday.
"Now information has come that Ukraine has halted the supply of generated electric power for the needs of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and we have again switched to back-up generation sources to ensure all the processes going on at the Zaporozhye station," he said.
On September 11, the last sixth operational power unit of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was switched off amid the Ukrainian military’s targeted strikes against power transmission lines. On October 11, Renat Karchaa, an adviser to the head of Russia’s Rosenergoatom nuclear power engineering company, said that the supply of electric power to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant via power transmission lines had resumed.
The Zaporozhye NPP is the largest in Europe and has a capacity of about 6,000 MW. It used to generate a quarter of all electric power in Ukraine.