The largest non-commercial edition of NPR published satellite images of Ukraine, including important objects in the occupied territories. According to them, the Kherson region and the Zaporizhzhia NPP are in danger. The Russian occupiers opened the locks of reservoirs, drain it, and the water level of the Kakhovka reservoir, which supplies the previously mentioned facilities, fell by 2 m. If the water continues to sink, the nuclear reactors of the nuclear power plants will not cool down and the nuclear power plant will explode. The images of the hydroelectric plant show that the dam is releasing water too quickly. It is noted that such indicators have not been in the reservoirs of Ukraine for 30 years — the whole period of ZNPP operating in Ukraine.
This event was preceded by the explosion of a road over a dam. On 11 November 2022, the Russian occupiers did not damage the locks but specifically opened additional locks. Experts believe that in this way the Russian Federation implements the plan of "scorched land" and postpones its retreat even further from Kherson. However, such a scenario could lead to a lack of water for residents of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, a crisis in agriculture and a failure of the cooling system at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.
Recall that the Kremlin puppets have been controlling the largest nuclear power plant in Europe for almost a year. They have repeatedly posed nuclear threats. The International Atomic Energy Agency is currently monitoring the site. The agency stated that it was aware of the potential risk associated with a drop in the water level of the reservoir.