• Українською
  • Statement of the MFA of Ukraine regarding recent russian provocations at the Zaporizhzhia NPP
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 09 April 2024 22:33

    The only source of threats to Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has been and remains the illegal and criminal actions of the russian invaders. russia is the only terrorist state in the world that has not only seized, militarized and is trying to hijack a nuclear power plant, but also uses it as a platform for propaganda. It is in this context that the disinformation campaign intensified by the russian regime should be considered.

    russia’s seizure, militarization, and ongoing occupation of the ZNPP pose unprecedented threats to nuclear safety not only in Ukraine but throughout Europe and the world. Throughout their illegal occupation of the plant, the russian occupiers have grossly violated international law and nuclear and radiation safety norms and standards, including the IAEA’s fundamental principles on nuclear safety and security.

    We once again insist that the ZNPP must be returned under the control of its rightful owner, Ukraine, and russia must be held accountable for all its crimes.

    We call on all states and international organizations, experts and media to take a firm stand to neutralize the threats to nuclear safety created by russia at the ZNPP and to prevent the aggressor from implementing criminal scenarios in the future. russia will stop its manipulations only when it sees that the international community strongly rejects any attempts to mislead it and uncompromisingly defends compliance with international law.

    We call on all states and international organizations that respect the norms and principles of nuclear safety to strongly condemn russian provocations at the ZNPP and join the implementation of the Peace Formula proposed by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, one of the important points of which is the restoration of nuclear and radiation safety.

    We call on our partners to increase their pressure on the aggressor state, including sanctions pressure in the atomic energy sector, to prevent further russian provocations at the ZNPP and facilitate the deoccupation of the plant.