The russian occupiers told the workers of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant that from September 1, the facility would be completely under Russian control, reported the Ukrainian nuclear energy company Energoatom.
"Yesterday, June 15, one of the representatives of the occupying "authorities," someone named Alexander Gennadyevich, with the call sign" Volga," who, in his own words, "is circulating from the administration," gathered the heads of structural units of ZNPP. He declared that from September 1, 2022, ZNPP would be completely under the control of russia and, accordingly, Rosatom (russian state nuclear energy company - translator's note). He said to prepare to welcome the new bosses and work under the new rules," said the sources in Energoatom.
The Ukrainian company stressed that such a statement "has nothing to do with reality; there will be no control over the work of ZNPP by enemy groups."
"Zaporizhzhya NPP operates and will operate in the Ukrainian power system and under Ukrainian legislation. Its temporary seizure by the russian military in no way means the transfer of the station to the aggressor country," the company said.
Energoatom's management thanked the employees of Zaporizhzhya NPP for "courage, endurance and selfless work in this difficult time for the whole of Ukraine" and asked them to hold on a little longer. "Our common victory will not be delayed!" The company said.
Recently, the communication between the IAEA and the russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP was restored.
Earlier, Energoatom claimed that the Russian occupiers were abducting employees of the nuclear power plant and other residents of Energodar.