MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/. Ukraine has resumed power supply via a power line to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the ‘We are Together with Russia’ movement, told TASS on Sunday.
"Yes, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was powered up again at about 10 p.m. on Saturday," he said, answering a corresponding question.
According to Rogov, Kiev had earlier deliberately cut power to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant through a power line in order to damage the plant and leave the residents of Energodar without heat. "They [the Kiev regime] talk about having repaired the [power transmission] lines, but there was nothing to repair. They shut it down on purpose in order to damage the nuclear plant and create essentially an emergency situation when the units were in a state of hot shutdown, the circuit was heated and heat was supplied to the residents of Energodar," he noted.
Rogov drew attention to the fact that due to the unpredictability in the Ukrainian actions, it is difficult to say how long the plant will receive power through the transmission line. "Whether it will be turned on for long is a big question. The fuel reserves for the diesel generators (which powered the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant when there is no supply via the transmission line - TASS) are naturally replenished," the politician concluded.
On Thursday, Renat Karchaa, an adviser to the CEO of Russia's Rosenergoatom, said that Ukraine turned off two transmission lines that were used to supply electricity to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and as a result, the two power units stopped supplying heat to Energodar houses. He recalled that the fifth and sixth reactors had previously been switched from cold shutdown to hot shutdown to provide heat. According to Karchaa, Ukraine's actions created a threat to nuclear safety because switching the nuclear reactors on diesel generators back to cold shutdown contradicts all existing regulations and standards.