The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference have approved a resolution for Russia to “immediately withdraw” from Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.
The IAEA General Conference approved a resolution on the immediate
the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine reported the IAEA said they are calling on Moscow to return of Zaporizhia NPP to the full control of Ukraine.
The resolution on nuclear safety in Ukraine proposed by Canada, Finland and Costa Rica was supported by 69 countries during the 67th session of the IAEA General Conference.
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The resolution is calling on Vladimir Putin to immediately withdraw all military and other unauthorised personnel from the nuclear facility.
The IAEA statement said, “Among other things, it (resolution) calls on the Russian Federation to immediately withdraw all military and other unauthorized personnel from Zaporizhia NPP and return the plant to the full control of the competent authorities of Ukraine in accordance with the existing license issued by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, ensuring safe and secure operation of the plant to ensure that the agency implements safety assurances effectively,”
Energy Minister of Ukraine Herman Haluschenko thanked IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi for his efforts to resolve the ongoing situation.
“He said, “We are grateful to our partners, to each country for their voice in support of compliance with nuclear and radiation safety guarantees.
“The admission of Ukraine to the IAEA Board of Governors, as well as the adoption of a resolution calling for the return of our Zaporizhia NPP to the control of Ukraine is proof that the civilized world is with us.”