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Czech Republic Statement on Ukraine to the Extraordinary Meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors

On 2 and 3 March 2022, the IAEA Board of Governors held an extraordinary meeting at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna. The only item on the agenda was the safety, security and safeguards implications of the situation in Ukraine. The Board of Governors overwhelmigly adopted a resolution: 

-          Deploring the Russian Federation’s actions in Ukraine, including forcefully seizing control of nuclear facilities and other violent actions, which have caused and continue to pose serious and direct threats to the safety and security of these facilities and their civilian personnel, significantly raising the risk of a nuclear accident or incident;
-          Calling upon the Russian Federation to immediately cease all actions against nuclear facilities in Ukraine, in order for the competentUkrainian authorities to preserve or promptly regain full control over all nuclear facilities within Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders and ensure their safe and secure operations, and in order for the Agency to fully resume its safeguards verificationactivities; and 
-          Requesting that the Director General and the Secretariat continue to closely monitor the situation and report to the Board on these elements, as required.
-          Expressing further grave concern that the Russian Federation’s aggression is impeding the Agency from fully and safely conducting safeguardsverification activities at Ukrainian nuclear facilities within its internationally recognised borders. 

The Czech Republic, as a member of the Board of Governors, fully supported the adoption of the resolution. Ambassador Ivo Šrámek delivered the statement on behalf of the Czech Republic.

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Statement of the Czech Republic 450 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Mar 4, 2022

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IAEA BoG 3.3.2022