Tension on Zaporizhzhia, most powerful nuclear power plant in Europe, Ukraine

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 04 August 2021 at 08:36:01 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 31 July 2022 at 03:48:30 UTC
Sentinel-3 SLSTR LST acquired on 07 August 2022 at 19:47:36 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 08 August 2022 at 15:29:05 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Land, nuclear energy, power plant, security, Ukraine
Fig. 1 - S3 SLSTR (07.08.2022) - With its 6 1000 MW nuclear reactors, Zaporizhzhia power plant generates over 20% Ukraine's electricity.
On 04.03.2022, Zaporizhzhia nuclear and thermal power stations were both captured by Russian forces during the Battle of Enerhodar of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Yet Russia shelled the complex in March and August, including the plant’s external power supply system and near spent fuel storage facility, wounding an Ukrainian staff member.
Fig. 2 - S2 (04.08.2021) - Since March the plant is operated by Ukrainian staff under Russian control.
Fig. 3 - S1 (31.07.2020->08.08.2020) - Russia is said to plan to disconnect the station from the Ukrainian grid and connect it to the Russian grid.