The Russian occupied Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) was disconnected from its last external power line early on July 4, and now uses a recently restored back-up power supply, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on its website.
Ukraine turned off the 750 kilovolt Dnieper line early Tuesday, Renat Karchaa, an adviser to Rosenergoatom, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom, said on Russian state television channel Rossiya-24.
The ZNPP lost its connection with the last 750 kilovolt (kV) power line remaining — out of four available before the war. The incident occurred at 1:21 am LOCAL TIME on July 4.
The reasons for the power cut weren't immediately clear and the IAEA says it is unknown how long it will last.
A day earlier, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant was reconnected to the only available backup power line, but that the situation remained “extremely fragile.”
“The ZNPP’s connection to the single remaining 330 kilovolt (kV) power line – out of six such backup lines before the conflict – was cut on 1 March due to damage sustained on the other side of the Dnipro River and restored in the evening of 1 July,” an IAEA statement said.
As of now, the sole power source that the plant can rely on is a 330 kV back-up power line for off-site electricity used, for example, for pumping cooling water for the plant's power units.
CLAIM: EXPLOSIVES PLANTED
Ukraine's military says that Russia placed "objects resembling explosives" today, July 4, on the 3rd and 4th power units of the Zaporizhzia nuclear power plant:
(Automated machine translation)
ATTACK WITHIN HOURS?
Russian Telegram social media channels claim that tomorrow, Ukraine will launch a missile and drone attack on the Zaporozhzia Nuclear Power Plant.
They even allege knowledge of particular planning details. Here is one such Telegram Posting (Machine auto-translated):
If that nuclear power plant is attacked, and if the attack causes a radiation leak, NATO may declare the radiation leak to be "an attack upon NATO" and try to invoke Article 5 of the NATO Treaty which requires "collective self defense."
If NATO declares Article 5 against Russia, the Russians have already said they know that NATO Conventional Forces are superior to Russia, but reminded everyone that Russia is also a Nuclear Power. They then also said that many of Russia's nuclear weapons are far superior to those of NATO, and warned they "will use all the weapons they have to defend Russia against NATO.
Just this past weekend, Russian Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council (Senate) Dmitry Medvedev, warned that the actions of the West and Ukraine "Have brought the whole world to the brink of World War. If world war breaks out, "there will be no winner -- there will be a nuclear winter . . ."
If the ZNPP gets attacked, and radiation leaks, NATO enters the war and Russia uses its nukes. We __could__ be at war within HOURS of this story being published at 3:16 PM eastern US time on July 4, 2023.
Ukraine has been LOSING the war very badly to Russia and Ukraine's ONLY HOPE is if they cause an incident that draws NATO into the fight, on the side of Ukraine. It now appears that Ukraine is playing its final card, attacking the nuclear power plant to BLAME ON RUSSIA, and draw NATO into the war.
Hal Turner Analysis
If Ukraine is telling everyone that Russia is going to blow it up . . . and Russia is telling everyone that Ukraine is going to blow it up, what is the one indisputable fact that YOU and I can figure out? It's gonna get blown up!
If both sides are saying its gonna happen, seems logical to conclude its gonna happen. This seems like "it" to me.
Hope you folks got your preps weeks ago when I warned about this. Once the detonation takes place, things will likely move at "light speed" and the escalation of this war may be uncontrolled.
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