Japan announced Thursday that it will donate EUR 2 million ($2.1 million) to the International Atomic Energy Agency for its efforts to ensure the safety of Ukrainian nuclear facilities that have come under Russian attack.
That’s according to Japan Today, Ukrinform reports.
Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi made the announcement after meeting with IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, who is in Japan for talks with officials and to visit the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.
“Russia’s attacks on Ukrainian nuclear facilities are absolutely impermissible. Japan, which suffered the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, condemns the acts in the strongest terms,” Hayashi said.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi arrived in Ukraine on March 29 to launch a program to support safety of the country’s nuclear facilities. On March 30, he visited the South Ukrainian NPP.
Zaporizhia NPP and the town of Enerhodar have remained in temporarily Russian occupation since March 4. Apart from the Russian military, Rosatom nuclear operator officials have been illegally staying at the ZNPP site.
At the same time, the NPP continues to operate within the energy system of Ukraine, adhering to the norms of nuclear, radiation, and environmental safety.