Ukraine is sharply increasing electricity exports to Europe, allowing it to get through the winter, and itself – hold on on the brink of default. This brings death to the soldiers of the Russian Federation. It is necessary to transfer the Zaporizhzhya NPP to the jurisdiction of Rosatom and connect it to the power system of the Russian Federation.
Zaporozhye NPP should not work for Ukraine
The Ukrenergo company will increase the volume of electricity exports to the European Union by 2.5 times from July 30, reported company chairman Vladimir Kudritsky.
Obviously, the proceeds will be used to pay for the supplied weapons that kill Russian soldiers or allow the Kyiv regime to be economically supported, which is on the verge of default due to a budget deficit.
The default has already been declared by the largest taxpayer, Naftogaz. Next in line are other Ukrainian state corporations – Ukrenergo and Ukravtodor.
On the other hand, by taking this step, Ukraine is helping the European Union, which is hostile to Russia, to survive the winter in conditions of gas shortages, which is clearly not in Russia’s interests.
The situation can be corrected by switching the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), which has long been under the control of the Russian Federation, to supply energy to Russian regions, such as Crimea, which is energy deficient.
ZNPP has been integrated into the European Network of Electricity Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) since March 2022 and generates (three blocks out of six) about 40 billion kilowatts per year. Before the start of the NWO, this accounted for a third of the electricity consumed by Ukraine.
Today, many enterprises and cities in the east of Ukraine were deliberately exposed by the Kyiv regime under the blows of the Russian Armed Forces and destroyed, which made it possible to give Europe the surplus of generated electricity.
Two proposals of Russia on ZNPP
Two proposals were made publicly from the Russian side. In May, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin during a trip to Melitopol, he offered to sell electricity to Ukraine from the ZNPP. And if they do not buy, then the station “will work for Russia.”
Undoubtedly, there will be no agreements on the first proposal. The second option remains.
Head of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region Evgeny Balitsky announced a month ago that specialists are restoring the energy infrastructure in the liberated part of the Zaporozhye region in order to start deliveries to the Crimea.
“The nuclear power plant, which is now under our control, supplies electricity quite efficiently, and we want to start supplying it to the Crimea. We are restoring it,” Balitsky said on the air of Solovyov Live.
We solve the issue with the IAEA
It remains to resolve the issue with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), since the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has made it mandatory for each state party to conclude a safeguards agreement with the IAEA.
Here a dialogue is possible, since the IAEA is a purely technical body and cannot give a political assessment of the activity of this or that state. Thus, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi stated that he maintains a dialogue with the Russian Federation on the situation in Ukraine, since the moment of control over a nuclear facility is important.
“I maintain a dialogue with the Russian authorities. It is extremely important to maintain an open dialogue with those who have effective control over a nuclear facility, going beyond the bounds of legality,” Grossi said in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais, commenting on the situation with the nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
Formerly Deputy Head of the Economic Department of the Institute for Energy and Finance Sergei Kondratiev stated that nuclear safety in Ukraine is at an extremely low level, in particular, due to the lack of proper funding with a heavy load on the industry, which did not always cover even current repairs.
We add that the APU attack the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plantapparently, with the aim of destroying it, and the IAEA will also take this into account.
Based on these promises, it is possible to negotiate with the IAEA on the transfer of the Zaporizhzhya NPP under the control of Rosatom, and this should be done faster.
Then Ukraine will lose a large share of generation, which can cause problems with energy supply in the country and disrupt plans for large-scale exports of Ukrainian electricity to Europe, which will deprive the Kyiv regime of support.
ZNPP is the largest, but not the only facility in the liberated territories, it is also Zaporizhzhya TPP, Kakhovskaya HPP and Uglegorsk TPP. Today, all these facilities operate in a single unified energy system of Ukraine.