According to Reuters, a Moscow court accepted the bankruptcy application of Google’s Russian subsidiary. Moscow already commenced a preliminary bankruptcy proceeding to put the company under supervision. The Russian unit of Google filed for bankruptcy this summer after authorities seized its bank accounts. This prevents the company from paying employees and suppliers, reports said. In May of this year, Google’s Russian subsidiary announced that it would file for bankruptcy.
In June of this year, Google’s Russian subsidiary officially filed a bankruptcy declaration at a Moscow court. Russia has previously restricted user access to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Google and YouTube video hosting services, although under pressure, are still available.
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Europe’s largest nuclear power plant shut down
Xinhua News Agency reports that Ukraine’s State Nuclear Power Corporation announced that the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant had ceased operation. The Ukrainian State Nuclear Power Company stated that the last power unit running at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was disconnected from the Ukrainian national grid.
The TASS news agency quoted Rogov, a representative of the local administrative agency in Zaporozhye, that the unit was suspended in a controllable manner. According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, “the only operating power unit, Unit 6, has been running at minimum power for the past few days. It stopped running at 3:45 pm. Now it has stopped generating electricity.”
Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. The nuclear power plant has six nuclear reactors, and only the sixth is still in operation. In addition to supporting cooling and other basic safety functions in the station, it also provides electricity for residential.
Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling nuclear power plants. The international community is worried that the shelling of nuclear power plants by both sides may cause a nuclear disaster. Ukraine on September 7 called on residents of the “Russian-occupied zone” around the nuclear power plant to evacuate for their own safety.