Copyright © 2021 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russian occupiers prepping to keep hostage Zaporizhzhia NPP’s staff – Energoatom

russian occupiers prepping hold hostage zaporizhzhia nuclear plant personnel
Russian troops at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, an illustrative image/ Source: Telegram channel, Tsaplienko

In the face of an impending Ukrainian counteroffensive, the Russian occupiers are bringing food and water supplies to Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP) and preparing to forcibly keep the nuclear plant’s staff, as reported by Telegram channels of State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom” (SE NNEGC “Energoatom“) and Enerhodar.

According to channel’s reports, there is currently “a huge shortage of professional nuclear engineers required to operate the temporarily occupied ZNPP.”

Additionally, there is information about an upcoming Ukrainian counteroffensive. Thus, the Russian occupiers are preparing for a lengthy hostage holding of ZNPP’s employees.

It is noted that the Russian invaders have already supplied the plant with plenty of food and water. According to Energoatom, there is a high probability that Russian forces stationed at the facility may prevent the plant’s employees to leave home at the end of one of the upcoming work shifts. The Russian occupiers are preparing to keep the ZNPP’s personnel at the facility forcibly.

Energoatom noted that the Russian occupiers had previously applied similar tactics. At the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the occupiers blocked personnel on a shift at the Chornobyl NPP. The occupiers kept the nuclear plant’s staff hostage for nearly a month until the end of the occupation.

Read also:

Ukraine made secret, unsuccessful attempt to retake Zaporizhzhia NPP – The Times

IAEA Director General to visit Zaporizhzhia NPP next week

Zaporizhzhia NPP talks stalled – Energy Minister Halushchenko

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!
Total
0
Shares