First the grain and now the energy. The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, assures that his country is ready to increase the export of energy to Europe and that is why it is important that the Zaporizhia plant can operate safely and remain connected to the electricity grid, in a videoconference intervention at the Ambrosetti Forum, one of the most important events of the world economy in Cernobbio, northern Italy.
Zelensky’s statement comes hours after last night criticizing the president of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, for not asking for the demilitarization of the nuclear power plant Zaporizhia, taken by the Russians, after the visit made by the organization’s delegation to check its status after being taken by Russia. “Nuclear power plant protection is a safeguard against nuclear disaster. We cannot allow nuclear risks,” she added.
The Ukrainian president noted that “Zaporijia was attacked several times in the first nights of March, when it was occupied by the Russians.” “We were one step away from catastrophe, it was only thanks to the Ukrainian engineers that the accident was avoided. If it had not been for them, it would have been a accident worse than Chernobyl”, he continued. “We can help stabilize the energy consumption of neighboring and European countries and this can reduce Russian pressure on Europe. Even now, despite the difficulty, we can export energy equivalent to 8% of Italian needs,” she added.
In his speech, which opened the latest edition of the Ambrosetti Forum, Zelensky added that Ukraine can become a “green energy hub” for Europe and “replace Russia’s dirty energies.” “We have great potential to develop renewable energy and green hydrogen,” she asserted. On the other hand, the president reaffirmed his country’s commitment “to prevent a food crisis in the worldwhich can prevent a new migration crisis from Asia and Africa to Europe and in particular from the Mediterranean coast to Italy”.
“We will do everything to ensure that this does not happen. Ukrainian food has already been successfully shipped to 20 countries, including Ethiopia and Yemen, where the situation is particularly serious. Our commitment to ensuring food safety remains strong. We are ready to help curb the new price chaos in Europe”, he added, recalling that his country is one of the world’s leading cereal producers.
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