We, a professional community of women and men from the Black Sea Region, express our support for the unprecedented mobilization of Western countries to stop Russian aggression and stop the war. Unity is essential for neutralizing threats to nuclear security in Ukraine and supporting its recovery from the war.
We are heartbroken with the suffering of Ukrainian people, and we applaud nuclear professionals trying to protect the country’s civilian nuclear facilities from malicious acts of the Russian army.
We call on Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence.
We call on the international community to take all necessary measures to stop the war and start urgent negotiations for withdrawing Russia’s military forces from the territory of Ukraine and continue protecting nuclear facilities from any sabotage and attack.
We stand ready to lend our expertise, time, and support to ensure a safe, peaceful, and independent nuclear sector in Ukraine.