The International Atomic Energy Agency published a note verbale dated 12 August 2022 of the Delegation of the European Union to international organizations in Vienna and a Joint Statement on behalf of the IAEA member-countries regarding the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
IAEA member-states and the European Union rightly believe that the deployment of russian military personnel and weapons at a nuclear facility is an unacceptable disregard for the safety and safeguards principles that all IAEA members have pledged to respect, and prevents the IAEA from fulfilling its safeguards mandate.
The IAEA member-countries call on the russian federation to immediately withdraw its military forces and all other unauthorized personnel from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, its immediate surroundings and all of Ukraine, so that the operator and the Ukrainian authorities can resume exercising their sovereign responsibilities in the framework of Ukraine's international policy, recognized borders and legitimate personnel could perform their duties without outside interference, threat or unacceptably difficult working conditions.
We express our sincere gratitude to all the countries that stood up to protect the world from russian nuclear terror.
Translation of the Joint Statement is attached.
The original text of INFCIRC/1019 is available in English via the link on the official website of the IAEA https://www.iaea.org/publications/documents/infcircs/communication-dated-12-august-2022-received-from-the-delegation-of-the-european-union-to-the-international-organizations-in-vienna