On September 14,
in Vienna, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Volodymyr
Demchyshyn addressed the IAEA 59th General Conference.
In his speech,
the Minister has stressed that Ukraine remains committed to the basic principles
of the IAEA, which is to preserve and prevent the illegal distribution of
The Minister said
that the strict control of radioactive materials in the temporarily occupied territory
of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as well as certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions - key challenges facing Ukraine and the
important to remember that all nuclear facilities in these areas are the
property of Ukraine, and their legal status is defined by Ukrainian law," Volodymyr Demchyshyn stated.
Minister drew attention of participants to the fact that Ukraine has significant
scientific potential and highly qualified specialists in the field of nuclear
technology, so it is important to continue to implement joint international
It is scheduled a
series of bilateral meetings during the visit of Volodymyr
Demchyshyn to Vienna.