Stable and under control is the situation at its nuclear power plant Zaporizhia following the destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station and its dam, the Ukrainian nuclear power company announced today.

Energoatom noted in a statement that “the situation remains stable and under control” and that the water level in the cooling tanks is at 16.6 meters, which is “enough to meet the needs of the station”.

At the same time, the Russian-appointed governor of Crimea, Mr Sergey Aksionov, stated today that it still is the water level in the Northern Channel of the Crimea is stablefrom which water from the reservoir of the damaged dam in Nova Kahovka is transported to the Crimean peninsula.

Crimea relies heavily for its irrigation on the water carried by this canal. Kiev blocked the canal after Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, causing years of severe water shortages.