MOSCOW, Nov 17 The IAEA Board of Governors adopted a resolution calling Russia to leave the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and stop actions against Ukrainian nuclear facilities, Agence France-Presse reports citing diplomatic sources.
The text of the resolution submitted by Canada and Finland was approved by 24 of the 35 countries that make up the board of governors, the sources said. Russia and China voted against.
Zaporozhye NPP is located on the left bank of the Dnieper near the town of Energodar. This is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe in terms of the number of units and installed capacity – the plant has six power units with a capacity of 1 gigawatt each. Since March, it has been under the protection of the Russian military. The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized that this step was justified in order to avoid leakage of nuclear and radioactive materials. The Ukrainian military continues to regularly shell Energodar and the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant adjacent to the city.