On the anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the international community to expand sanctions against Russian nuclear energy, according to a message by the press service of the ministry.
The Foreign Ministry noted that Russia’s predatory war against Ukraine created unprecedented threats to the radiation and nuclear safety of Ukraine, Europe, and the world.
"Attacks on civil nuclear facilities in Ukraine have become one of the components of Russian aggression. For the first time in the history of mankind, an aggressor country resorted to the forceful seizure of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP), grossly violating international law," the message says.
The Foreign Ministry emphasizes that the world must unite in countering Russian nuclear blackmail.
"We count on increasing international pressure with the aim of liberating the occupied ZNPP as soon as possible and restoring Ukraine's control over all peaceful nuclear facilities and material within the internationally recognized borders of our state," the ministry added.
It also called on the international community to ensure political, economic, and legal consequences for the Russian Federation, including the expansion of sanctions against the Russian nuclear energy sector, including the state concern "Rosatom", which was involved in crimes at the ZNPP.