Explaining complex things in simple words: Response to Russian nuclear terrorism

Explaining complex things in simple words: Response to Russian nuclear terrorism

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On April 15, IAEA Director General Raphael Grossi is going to report on FPV drone attacks on ZNPP objects at a meeting of the UN Security Council.

  • Ukraine continues to strictly adhere to the provisions of the Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949, and is not involved in any armed provocations at the Zaporizhzhia NPP.
  • The IAEA Director General insists on strict compliance with the 5 principles of ensuring the safety of the ZNPP, promulgated at the meeting of the UN Security Council on May 30, 2023, and calls on the Russian Federation to withdraw its troops from the territory of the plant to avoid provocations of a nuclear incident.
  • Ukraine relies on the IAEA monitoring mission as the only international observer and source of objective information at the temporarily occupied ZNPP. Only the IAEA can prevent arbitrariness of the Russian occupiers at the plant.
  • Using a false flag attack on the ZNPP, the Russian propaganda machine is trying to disseminate manipulative messages massively to relieve itself of responsibility for a possible nuclear catastrophe and to label Ukraine as a “nuclear terrorist.”
  • The IAEA leadership is under strong pressure in the information field from Russian propaganda but refuses to play along with Russia in slandering Ukraine.
  • It is a matter of concern that about 100 citizens of the aggressor state still work in the IAEA secretariat in Vienna. The Deputy Director General of the Agency and the Head of the Department of Nuclear

  • Energy of the IAEA is Mikhail Chudakov, a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • In 2022, the CEO of Greenpeace International called on R. Grossi to remove Chudakov from the position, due to his ambiguous position on the occupation of nuclear facilities in Ukraine and his long track record in Rosatom. However, the appeal remained unanswered.
  • Ukraine continues to steadily defend the implementation of the Peace Formula by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy regarding the immediate de-occupation of the ZNPP and the restoration of control over it by the only legitimate operator—JSC NNEGC Energoatom.
  • The occupation of the Zaporizhzhia NPP by Russian troops in 2022 is an act of international nuclear terrorism, a violation of the fundamentals of nuclear security. For nuclear terrorism and blackmail, Russia has no place in the UN.

  • To date, about 400,000 people have supported the petition to exclude Russia from the UN on the international online platform Change.org.

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