The aggressor country continues to commit new acts of the nuclear, missile, and environmental terror. Ukraine calls on the international community to take immediate steps to force Russia to withdraw from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and hand back control to Ukraine for the sake of Europe’s security.
The whole world is demonstrating political solidarity, providing military equipment, and humanitarian aid, and imposing sanctions to limit Russia’s ability to finance and conduct its brutal war of aggression against the people of Ukraine.
Lithuania’s practical support is extremely valuable for Ukraine to achieve victory. This was stated by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strilets at an online meeting with the Minister of Environment of Lithuania Simonas Gentvilas. They discussed specific steps and practical support of Lithuania to Ukraine to restore the environment and continue the European integration of our country.
Ruslan Strilets thanked Simonas Gentvilas and the entire Government of Lithuania for their colossal support: “It is our pleasure to realize that since the first outbreaks of this unjustified war the people of Lithuania have united to help Ukraine. The support of the Europeans, and the principled position of the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans, and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius – by the way, also a representative of Lithuania – is especially important for Ukraine’s future victory over invaders. Together with our friends and allies, we will overcome the disgusting invasion of the occupiers.”
Nuclear and radiation safety threats
Periodic shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant by Russian troops using MLRS in recent days has caused a serious risk to the plant’s safe operation.
On August 5, as a result of the attack on the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the emergency protection of one of the power units was activated, and one of the three operating power units was disconnected. As a result of shelling, the nitrogen-oxygen station and the combined auxiliary building were seriously damaged. There are still risks of hydrogen leakage and emission of radioactive substances, and the fire hazard is also high.
On August 6, three radiation monitoring sensors were damaged near the dry spent fuel storage facility of the ZNPP.