Situation report day 253
November 3, 2022 - Ukraine’s Zaporizhya nuclear power plant has been disconnected from the power grid after Russian shelling damaged the remaining high voltage lines, leaving it with just diesel generators, Ukraine nuclear firm Energoatom said.
The news comes as Russian officials have reportedly announced that Moscow-installed authorities have begun integrating the nuclear power plant into the jurisdiction of Russian nuclear power plant operator Rosenergoatom.
Renat Karchaa, adviser to the general director of Rosenergoatom, said the transition would occur after the plant uses up all available fuel reserves.
Meanwhile, Russia said it would resume its participation in a deal freeing up grain exports from Ukraine, reversing a decision that world leaders warned would increase hunger globally.
And in the U.S., the White House has accused North Korea of covertly shipping a “significant number” of artillery shells for the war in Ukraine.