The Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Halushcnenko called on the world community to implement sanctions against the nuclear industry of the Russian Federation and to abandon Russian nuclear fuel. He stated this at a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the Group of Seven and the EU Delegation in Kyiv on December 27, 2022.
Source: The Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Galushcnenko
Herman Halushchenko emphasized the key role of the solidarity of states – world leaders in opposing Russian nuclear terrorism, in particular in the readiness to implement sanctions against the Russian nuclear industry and the rejection of Russian nuclear fuel.
“It is very important today to give a signal about the readiness to abandon it [nuclear fuel – ed.] after a specific period of time. It’s possible. Other producers may increase their production to replace Russian nuclear fuel,” explained the Minister of Energy of Ukraine.
The Minister also noted that under the auspices of the IAEA, negotiations are ongoing regarding the creation of a demilitarized zone around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the south of Ukraine. Ukraine’s position on this matter remains unchanged: the Russian military, along with weapons and representatives of Rosatom (Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation), must leave the plant.