Russian War Against Ukraine: Energy Dimension (Status as of May 26)
DiXi Group has prepared its next alert on the energy dimension of the Russian war against Ukraine.
- App. 651,000 consumers all over Ukraine did not have electricity supply, and over 161,000 consumers remained without gas supply.
- The Russian troops’ regrouping and enhancing defense on the occupied territories of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions was an indication of Russia’s intent to stay, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense. This intention also may be inferred from the Russian president’s decree of May 25 on simplified admission into Russian citizenship of residents of the occupied territories of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, as well as an attempt to introduce rouble circulation. There were also reports on Russian passports issued to Ukrainians in Mariupol which indicates actual annexation is underway.
- Energoatom denied fake media reports that 30,000 kg of plutonium and 40,000 kg of enriched uranium were allegedly stored at the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP. According to the company, no uranium or plutonium that could be used for military purposes was stored at the plant; the site stores nuclear fuel assemblies and spent nuclear fuel.