42 countries, including Georgia, urge Russia to withdraw its military forces from Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
42 countries, including Georgia, urge Russia to withdraw its military forces from Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

42 countries, including Georgia, urge the Russian Federation to immediately withdraw its military forces and all other unauthorised personnel from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.

The statement says that the presence of Russian troops at the nuclear plant poses a great danger to principles of nuclear safety. The USA, Great Britain, Norway, Turkey, Moldova and Georgia along with all EU member states sign the statement.

The signatory countries note that the Russian Federation’s unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine is a gross violation of international law, including the UN Charter.

“We strongly endorse the importance of the fundamental Seven Pillars of Nuclear Safety and Security as outlined by IAEA Director General Grossi. Russia’s control of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant – Europe’s largest nuclear power plant – poses a great danger to these principles. Deployment of Russian military personnel and weaponry at the nuclear facility is unacceptable and disregards the safety, security, and safeguards principles that all members of the IAEA have committed to respect,” the statement reads.

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