Power has been restored to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the IAEA said early Tuesday morning, after the power line was damaged.
#Ukraine has informed IAEA that external power had again today been restored to the #Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant after line had been again damaged “by the occupying forces”. Staff had restarted operations to reconnect the plant to the electricity grid. https://t.co/WIgM7U7Vmh pic.twitter.com/NnBLAVetOu— IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency (@iaeaorg) March 14, 2022
A high-voltage power line to the plant was damaged by Russian forces not long after electricity supplies were restored to the facility, grid operator Ukrenergo said in a statement on Monday.
It did not say if all external power supply to the plant had been lost as a result of the damage, but demanded access to the area to carry out repairs.
The plant, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, was seized by Russian troops on February 24, the first day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On March 4, Russia also seized control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
This is a developing story.
Reuters contributed to this report.