Macron: No one can question Ukraine’s sovereignty

Macron: No one can question Ukraine’s sovereignty

Nuclear safety in Europe must not be weakened as a result of Russia's actions at the Zaporizhzhia NPP. No one can question the sovereignty of Ukraine in the context of this NPP.

French President Emmanuel Macron made such a statement at a briefing with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Paris on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

As the French president noted, everything possible has been done recently to mobilize the IAEA led by Mr. Grossi [IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi] "until they flew to Ukraine this morning."

As noted, Macron plans to discuss two important topics with Morawiecki: nuclear safety and the sovereignty of Ukraine.

"Nuclear safety must not be weakened because of this war. This mission is important, it must keep this NPP in normal condition. The second thing is that no one can question Ukrainian sovereignty. Nuclear weapons cannot be an object of war and therefore, in the context of this nuclear power plant, we must protect Ukrainian sovereignty," Macron emphasized.

He noted that he also wanted to discuss the security of NATO's eastern flank and Europe's energy security in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine with the Polish prime minister.

Macron said that European countries were currently working on ways to export grain from Ukraine and, at the same time, find other solutions to this problem.

The French president announced that he and Morawiecki would also discuss the idea of ​​creating a "European political community" for countries that have not yet joined the EU. An informal meeting of the foreign ministers of EU countries on this matter will be held in Prague on August 30-31.

As reported, the IAEA mission is already on its way to the Zaporizhzhia NPP. According to The New York Times, the IAEA delegation includes 13 experts from mostly "neutral countries", representatives of the USA and Great Britain will not be on the mission to the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

The EU condemns Russia's military activities around the Zaporizhzhia NPP and calls on the Russian Federation to immediately cede control over the plant to Ukraine.

The authorities of Ukraine emphasize that the Russian military turned the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant into a military base, putting the entire continent at risk.


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