KIEV, March 1. /TASS/. Ukrainian nuclear power plants (NPPs) are functioning normally as of March 1, their radiation and ecological state is normal, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy reported on Tuesday.
"On March 1, 2022 - all four Ukraine’s nuclear power stations - the Zaporozhskaya, Rovenskaya, Khmelnitskaya and the South Ukrainian - function in a regular mode. Nine power units are working, the production of energy is stable," the statement on the ministry’s Facebook page said.
"There are no safety violations. The radiation, fire-prevention and ecological conditions at all the NPPs and adjacent territories have not changed and are within the limits of existing norms," the press service noted.
It was specified that the Rovenskaya, Khmelnitskaya and Zaporozhskaya nuclear power plants each contain one power unit undergoing planned repairs. Two more power units of the Zaporozhskaya NPP are in reserve, one of the power units of the South Ukrainian NPP is also in reserve with subsequent planned repairs.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address that in response to a request by the heads of the Donbass republics he had made a decision to carry out a special military operation in order to protect people "who have been suffering from abuse and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years." The Russian leader stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories.
Russia’s Defense Ministry reported later on Thursday that Russian troops were not delivering strikes against Ukrainian cities. It emphasized that Ukrainian military infrastructure was being destroyed by precision weapons.
On Thursday morning, the Verkhovna Rada declared martial law across all of Ukraine.