On Thursday, September 28, Ukraine was elected to the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the organization's website reports.
The Board of Governors is the IAEA's executive body, which makes decisions that are binding on all member states, including Russia, which has occupied the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Enerhodar.
The Council consists of representatives of 35 member states and meets five times a year.
Along with Ukraine, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Spain, and the United Kingdom became new members of the Council for the period 2023-2024.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy commented on Ukraine's election, thanking those countries that supported its application.
"Ukraine remains a reliable international partner in the field of nuclear energy, and we will make every effort to strengthen the important role of the IAEA and strengthen nuclear safety and security. We all have to work together - everyone in the world who values security - to put an end to all types of nuclear blackmail that Russia is trying to make the norm," the President said on Twitter.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 29/09/2023