Investigative journalists had at their disposal a video of the operation of Russian multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) from the territory of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP).
The video was filmed on the night of September 2-3. The footage shows that the MLRS are located in close proximity to the power unit.
The Insider asked Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) experts to review the video:
“The frame shows the pipes of the Zaporizhzhya TPP, which are also visible in this panoramic photo from Google. Filming is really being done from the opposite bank of the Dnieper, the camera is directed to the south. This means that the launch site of the MLRS is located to the west of the Zaporizhzhya TPP. Also to the west of the thermal power plant is the territory of the nuclear power plant itself, but it is impossible to establish whether rockets are really launched from the territory of the plant.
The Insider has already reported that the Russian military is constantly shelling power lines to disconnect the station from the Ukrainian power grid, hoping to then connect it to the Russian one.
On September 1, as a result of the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant by the Russian army, the operating power unit 5 was switched off, and the ZNPP-330 kV backup power line for auxiliary needs was also damaged.
On September 2, Energoatom reported that power unit No. 5 of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, which had been switched off as a result of shelling by the Russians, was reconnected to the power grid.