A view shows Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant from the bank of Kakhovka Reservoir near the town of Nikopol after the Nova Kakhovka dam breached, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine June 16, 2023.
REUTERS/Alina Smutko/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsKYIV, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Ukraine's Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant lost its power supply after the last remaining line to it from Ukrainian-controlled territory was disrupted, but it has since been repaired, the energy ministry said on Saturday.
According to a statement published by Ukraine's energy ministry on Telegram, one power line to the plant was disrupted late on Friday, while the last, 750 kW, line was broken at 2:31 a.m. (0031 GMT) on Saturday.
"This is the eighth blackout which occurred at the (Zaporizhzhia plant) and could have led to nuclear catastrophe," the statement said.
The ministry said that after losing grid connection the plant turned on 20 backup generators to supply its own electricity needs.
Alina Smutko, Max Hunder, Toby Chopra
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Kakhovka, Nikopol, Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukrainian, Russia