Live blog: Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant cut from main power line – IAEA

The UN nuclear watchdog’s experts now stationed at the plant were told by Ukrainian staff that the site’s fourth operational 750 Kilovolt power line was down after three others were lost earlier, it said in a statement.

But IAEA experts also learned that a reserve line linking the facility to a nearby thermal power plant was delivering electricity to the external grid. This reserve line can also provide backup power to the ZNPP if needed, it said.

Ukrainian forces tried to capture the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in an attack on the facility on Friday night but were thwarted in their attempt, Russia’s defence ministry said in its daily briefing on Saturday.

Live blog: Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant cut from main power line – IAEA