Russian War Against Ukraine: Energy Dimension (daily updating DiXi Group alert)
— At the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the occupiers are marking unique equipment to be dismantled and stolen from the Center for Training Maintenance and Management Personnel in the event of the Russian army retreat – Energoatom.
— The Acting Head of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate Oleh Korikov said that the state of nuclear and radiation safety at the ZNPP continues to degrade. Among the violations – illegal modifications of equipment, such as plant-wide heat and power supply systems, spent fuel storage facility, construction of a backup diesel power plant in the area, and pressure on personnel.
— According to the Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko, over the year since the beginning of the war, Ukraine has received 450 humanitarian aid shipments with energy equipment from more than 30 countries, weighing over 5,650 tons. The aid includes more than 1,700 generators, about 1,000 transformers, mobile gas boilers, special machinery, high-voltage equipment for repairing power lines, etc.
— This week Naftogaz plans to make a new proposal to Eurobond holders on restructuring payments – the CEO Oleksii Chernyshov.
— The Ministry of Economy estimates the GDP growth at 1% and the inflation rate to reach 24% by the end of 2023. The main difference between the current macroeconomic forecast and the one used for the preparation of the state budget is the duration of military operations.
— The government appointed Semen Kryvonos as the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau. According to the Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine has fulfilled all seven recommendations identified when it was granted EU candidate status.
— With the support of the United Nations Development Program, a Coordination Center for Environmental Damage Assessment (CCEDA) will be established in Ukraine, with 6.7 million USD allocated.