Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN said on Twitter on August 3 that it allocated 6 million dollars for the implementation of a number of projects to improve nuclear security in Ukraine.
“To help strengthen Nuclear security in Ukraine, Canada has provided:$1M to IAEA to strengthen security, safety and safeguards at Ukraine’s nuclear facilities. $5M to US StateDept to help Ukraine detect and respond to illicit nuclear trafficking in its territory.”
The diplomatic mission also emphasized that the continued occupation of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant places the global population at risk.
“Continued destabilization by Russian forces not only increases the risk of an accident or inadvertent damage, but also increases the possibility of diversion of nuclear material.”
Canada continues to condemn the unjustifiable Russian invasion of Ukraine, including Russian aggressions at or near nuclear facilities.
In addition, on August 3, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi expressed concern about the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP, which had been captured by Russian invasion forces.