The consequences of disconnecting Ukraine from the NPP are described

IMEMO RAS employee Stefanovich: disconnection from the NPP will not be critical for Ukraine, the consequences for Ukraine from disconnection from the Zaporozhye NPP (NPP) will not be critical, since the country has always had a positive energy balance.

In addition, the situation is also simplified by the fact that part of the territories came under the control of Russia. About this in a conversation with Lenta.” said Dmitry Stefanovich, a researcher at the IMEMO RAS Center for International Security.

The Ukrainian state-owned company Energoatom said that on Friday morning, August 26, the Zaporozhye nuclear Power Plant (NPP) remains disconnected from the power grid. This is reported in the official Telegram channel of the company. At the same time, there is electricity in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine, which are under the control of the allied forces.

“In fact, it’s generally uncritical,” Stefanovic said. — Ukraine has always had a positive energy balance. Yes, in some regions, you may have to face certain difficulties, but the NPP is not a critical link. There’s enough electricity. Especially considering that some of the territories are already under Russian control.”

The expert also added that he considers rolling power outages unlikely.

Recall that on August 25, a security system was triggered at the NPP due to shelling from Ukraine and the subsequent short circuit on the power lines. As a result, the cities and districts of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions were de-energized.