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Reports indicate that high-voltage power lines leading to Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant were intentionally damaged by Russian forces today, as confirmed by grid operator Ukrenergo, Your Content has learned.
This development raises concerns that the plant’s cooling systems might shut down, potentially leading to the release of radioactive substances.
Ukrenergo stated that the power lines were taken offline in the early hours of Monday. This incident comes just one day after the electricity supply to the plant had been restored.
Last week, the power supply was abruptly cut off, causing alarm as it jeopardized the plant’s vital cooling system responsible for preventing radioactive waste mishaps.
Adding to the escalating crisis, the staff at the Chernobyl plant remains confined by their Russian captors, with no permission to leave.
It is worth noting that Russia seized control of the Chernobyl site, infamous for the catastrophic 1986 nuclear disaster, back in late February, according to FOX10.