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  • German Galushchenko: Presence of russian military on the territory of ZNPP poses risks for nuclear safety of the entire continent
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 18 May 2023 15:09

    The Office of the President of Ukraine hosted a briefing on the current security situation in the country for the Chinese government delegation headed by Li Hui, Special Representative of the Government of the People's Republic of China on Eurasian Affairs. On behalf of the Head of State, the event was held by the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak. The briefing gathered together Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to China Pavlo Riabikin and other statesmen and heads of agencies.

    Andriy Yermak stressed that Ukraine, defending itself against the aggressor, which carried out an unprovoked invasion of our territory, acts exclusively within the framework of international law and the UN Charter. He stressed that our country was committed to establishing a sustainable and just peace, restoring its territorial integrity, as envisaged by the Ukrainian Peace Formula.

    In his turn, Minister of Energy German Galushchenko informed the foreign guests about the dangers and risks associated with the seizure of Zaporizhzhia NPP by russia.

    "Every minute of the russian military and equipment presence at the plant poses direct risks for nuclear and radiation safety of the entire continent," the Minister stressed.

    German Galushchenko noted that the russians had violated all seven key principles of nuclear safety. They continue to hold the plant personnel hostage using psychological and physical pressure.

    "We call on the international community to respond firmly to the facts of nuclear terrorism committed by russia. To ensure nuclear and radiation safety of the continent, ZNPP should be de-occupied, demilitarised and returned under the full management of the Ukrainian operator, which will ensure safe operation of the facility," the Minister said.