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  • German Galushchenko: Possible launch of ZNPP by russia is absurd
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 06 May 2024 14:16

    The russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP does not have licensed personnel to put it into operation, and amateurism of russian specialists at the plant could lead to a nuclear incident. Therefore, the civilised world must prevent the occupiers from implementing this scenario. This was emphasised by the Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko on the air of the national telethon.

    The Head of the Ministry of Energy noted that only Ukrainian specialists had a licence to operate the plant, and the terrorists are currently not allowing them to enter ZNPP.

    “Even if we imagine that the russians will gather specialists in russia and bring them to the plant, it will be unlicensed personnel. Their launch of the plant is absurd. It is impossible neither in the context of Ukrainian legislation, nor even russian and, of course, international law,” the Minister said.

    In addition, German Galushchenko stressed a number of significant technical problems at the occupied facility, including the expiration of nuclear fuel and the lack of sufficient water for reactor operation.

    “The problem with water supply to the plant arose after the russians destroyed the Kakhovka dam. And while there is enough water in the coolers to keep six units offline, ZNPP requires completely different volumes of water to start up,” he explained.

    According to the Minister, the occupiers’ attempts to meet the plant’s water needs by developing wells also do not meet any standards.