Russia is obliged to bring troops from the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and all of Ukraine – a statement from 42 countries – Ukraine News, Politics
Russia is obliged to immediately withdraw troops from the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, from its immediate environs and from all of Ukraine, it is said in published today mixed requirements of 42 countries and unions.
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Representation made on behalf of Australia, Austria, Estonia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Aviation, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and European Union.
The text of the statement says that “the untenable and unjustified aggressive war of the Russian Federation against sovereign Ukraine is a gross violation of international rights, including the UN Charter.”
The signatories of the messages on the presence of a large number of large nuclear security organizations, outlined by the Director General of the IAEA Grossi, and emphasize that “Russian control over the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, as well as a nearby nuclear power plant in Europe, represents a large number of detentions for this mission”, as well as that “deployment of the Russian army.” personnel and military forces at a nuclear facility is unacceptable and requires adherence to the principles of safety, protection and safeguards that are respected by all members of the IAEA.”
It is also stated that “the presence of Russian armed forces at the Zaporozhye NPP does not allow the operators and Ukrainian operators to fulfill their nuclear and radiation safety obligations in accordance with the established conventions and safety standards of the IAEA, as well as to fulfill the IAEA’s compliance with its mood.”
“We call on the Russian Federation to immediately allow the armed forces and all other unauthorized personnel from the Zaporozhye NPP, its main surroundings and throughout Ukraine, operators and Ukrainian authorities to resume their sovereign duties within the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine and legitimate operating personnel to carry out their duties without an outsider impact, threat or unacceptable occurrence of working conditions,” the statement said. It is emphasized that this is also likely the IAEA “is conducting an audit in accordance with Ukraine’s obligations to guarantee it in safety conditions and fulfillment.”
The signatory countries fully recognize the work of the IAEA in providing assistance to Ukraine in the field of nuclear safety, security and the implementation of safeguards in the course of Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine.
The statement recalls that “Russia’s invasion and presence at Ukraine’s nuclear facilities significantly increases the risk of nuclear attacks and accidents.”
The international community of infectious agents “uses Russian disinformation to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine” and believes that “Russia should be held fully responsible for its illegal actions in Ukraine.”
August 12 Heads of Foreign Service Applications Josep Borrell stated that Russia should regain control of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and completely withdraw its troops from there.
- On March 4, 2022, the occupiers seized Energodar and the ZNPP near the city.
- In recent weeks, several occupiers have been regularly shelling Massa at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry warned that the consequences of a direct hit on a nuclear reactor would be equivalent to the use of an atomic bomb.
- On August 14, Russian troops fired again at the temporarily occupied Energodar in the Zaporozhye region, as a result of which an employee of the Zaporizhzhya NPP was killed.
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