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Ukraine Latest: Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Cut Off From Grid

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The last remaining power line connecting the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to the Ukrainian grid was disconnected on Monday after a fire caused by Russian shelling. 

The unit is only feeding electricity to the plant itself for in-house needs, Ukraine’s nuclear energy operator Energoatom said on Telegram in a statement announcing the cut. Fighting near the plant makes it impossible to carry out repairs at the moment, Ukrainian energy minister Herman Halushchenko said on Facebook. During previous power line cuts the plant received backup from its diesel generators.