Statement on the attack on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Updated Friday, 4 March 2022

Issued 4 March 2022

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the people of Ukraine, our regret for the loss of life and suffering over recent days in Ukraine, and the hope that peace will be restored soon.

We are deeply concerned about the developments at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in south-eastern Ukraine, and we condemn in the strongest terms the direct attack by the Russian armed forces.

We urgently call for the cessation of all violence at all nuclear facilities, and for the plant workers and emergency response crews to be allowed to fulfil their duties.

In addition, we urgently call for the creation of safe zones surrounding all nuclear power plants in Ukraine to ensure the safety of all nuclear facilities and their staff.

We continue to monitor the situation, and we are working very closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and other national and international stakeholders.