The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reacted emotionally to the abduction of the general director of the ZNPP by the occupiers

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine emphasizes the urgent need to maximally mobilize the efforts of the international community for the demilitarization and deoccupation of the ZNPP.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the illegal detention by the Russian occupiers of Ihor Murashov, the General Director of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.

This is stated in statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

“This crime is another manifestation of state terrorism on the part of Russia and a gross violation of international law. Russia should immediately dismiss the General Director of the ZNPP. We call on the international community, in particular the UN, the IAEA and the SEMA Group, to also take decisive measures to this end,” the statement emphasized .

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine emphasizes the urgent need to maximally mobilize the efforts of the world community for the demilitarization and deoccupation of the ZNPP and its return to the control of Ukraine as the only way to eliminate current threats in the field of nuclear security.

“We expect increased pressure on the aggressor state in order to stop shelling by the Russian occupiers of the ZANP and other civilian nuclear facilities on the territory of Ukraine, to prevent pressure and repression against the ZANP personnel and their families,” the department emphasizes.

Kidnapping of the general director of ZAES:

On September 30, 2022, the Russian military detained Igor Murashov, the general director of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, and took him to an unknown destination.

As Petro Kotin, president of Energoatom, emphasized, Murashov was stopped by an enemy patrol on the way from the station to Energodar. The man was blindfolded and taken to an unknown direction.

So far, there is no information about Igor Murashov’s whereabouts and his fate.

The situation at the ZNPP:

Zaporizhzhia NPP has been controlled by Russian invaders since March 4. Energodar, a satellite city of the nuclear power plant, is also under the occupation.

On June 26, 2022, it became known that the occupiers were preparing for battles near the Zaporizhia NPP.

On June 29, 2022, information appeared that the occupiers were preparing a serious provocation at the Zaporizhia NPP.

On June 30, 2022, the IAEA lost contact with Zaporizhzhya NPP.

On July 2, 2022, Energoatom restored the connection between the Zaporizhzhya NPP and the IAEA.

On August 5, the Russian occupiers shelled the industrial site of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant three times.

According to “Energoatom”, the Russian troops in Energodar fired in the direction of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the enemy hit the high-voltage communication line of the 330 kV VRP autotransformer of the Zaporizhzhia Thermal Power Plant.

On August 6, information appeared that the Russian occupiers could replace the ZANP.

Also, on August 6, it became known that one of the power units of the Zaporizhzhya NPP was disconnected from the power system.

On August 11, 2022, Russian invaders repeatedly shelled the Zaporizhzhya NPP in the area near the nuclear facility. There was damage.

On August 18, Russia proposed an absurd condition to Ukraine. The occupiers threatened to stop the work of the ZNPP.

On August 25, the State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine announced the de-energization of the ZNPP – there was a disconnection from the power grid of the fifth and sixth power units.

As of August 26, two ZANP power units were reconnected to the power grid.

On August 27, information appeared that the Russian Federation is making final preparations to connect the ZNPP to its network.

On August 29, the occupiers damaged the infrastructure of the ZNPP, and the risk of a hydrogen leak was recorded.

On September 1, the Russian occupiers did not allow journalists together with the IAEA to enter the ZNPP.

On September 23, the IAEA announced the expansion of the mission’s presence at the ZNPP.

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