Russia, China vote against IAEA resolution on Ukraine
The Russian mission to Vienna says the IAEA resolution on Russia's practices near Ukranian nuclear sites is full of factual errors and unsupported by more than "half of humanity."
The Russian Permanent Mission in Vienna called out on Thursday the resolution submitted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding Russia's activity near Ukrainian nuclear facilities as "unprofessionally drafted" and is over the authority of the Agency.
"At today's meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors, an unprofessionally drafted resolution that goes beyond the Agency's mandate and contains factual errors on nuclear safety, nuclear security, and safeguards in Ukraine was adopted," the Mission stated.
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"Russia and China voted against. India, Kenya, Namibia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Vietnam abstained," the Mission added, noting that these countries are where "more than a half of humanity lives."
Reuters earlier reported that on Thursday the IAEA adopted a resolution calling on Russia to "immediately cease all actions" at Ukrainian nuclear facilities.
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According to a report published by Reuters, the IAEA on Thursday adopted a resolution that calls Russia to "immediately cease all actions" at Ukrainian nuclear sites.
Concerns about "pressure on Ukrainian service personnel" working at the nuclear plants were also raised by the resolution, in addition to frequent shelling surrounding the facilities that are causing disruptions of external power supply.
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