We, the professional community of women and men from the Black Sea Region, express our support for Ukrainian nuclear professionals in this war and call for creating effective mechanists to protect them from discrimination, physical and psychological violence from Russian militaries.
We strongly condemn the severe human rights violations at ZNPP and call
international community to Investigate the crimes committed against ZNPP management and workers.
Human factor is essential element of nuclear security.
We call on Governments of Black Sea regional States to stand for cooperation in these hard times of ambiguity, vulnerability, and insecurity. Regional states need to take action to ensure the guarantees of protection for people working in severe working conditions at Ukraine civilian nuclear facilities.
We call on the international community to take all necessary measures to stop the war and make Russia accountable for all the crimes committed against Ukraine.
And again, we call on for urgent negotiations for withdrawing Russia’s military forces from the territory of Ukraine and continue protecting nuclear facilities from any sabotage and attack. As a first step, Russia should heed UN calls for the area around the power plant to be a demilitarized zone soon and stop human rights violation at nuclear facility.
We stand ready to lend our expertise, time, and support to ensure a safe, peaceful, and independent nuclear sector in Ukraine.