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Russia destroyed almost all of Ukraine's thermal generation – Zelensky

Apr 18, 2024

Russia has destroyed almost all of Ukraine's thermal power generation. The threat to Ukrainian nuclear power plants is not excluded.

This is reported with reference to a statement by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during a special meeting of the European Council.

"Russia has already destroyed almost all of our thermal power generation. Dams and equipment of hydroelectric power plants, as well as gas infrastructure are under terrorist attack," he said.

Zelensky stressed that the Russian invaders do not give up radiation blackmail and continue to "play savagely" with the safety of the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

The President did not rule out that other Ukrainian NPPs could also be under threat.

"We do not rule out that the infrastructure of our other nuclear power plants and distribution networks is also under threat from Russian terror," the President emphasized.

As a reminder, Russian troops have resumed shelling of Ukraine's energy sector after a long pause. The Russians are attacking Ukrainian substations and thermal power generation. Thus, in the Kharkiv region, the Zmiiv TPP was seriously damaged. On April 11, the Tripillya TPP in the Kyiv region was also destroyed.

In addition, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine warned that Russians are preparing false flag provocations at Zaporizhzhia NPP. This is Europe's largest nuclear power plant, which was occupied at the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 18/04/2024

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