State nuclear inspectorate denies Russia Foreign Ministry statement on lawfulness of including reactor in Sevastopol in Russian facility list
The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation in Ukraine has denied a report of the Foreign Ministry of Russia on the lawfulness of the inclusion of a reactor of Sevastopol National University of Nuclear Energy and Industry (Crimea) in the list of Russian facilities to which International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) guarantees could be applied.
The Ukrainian regulator said the Russian allegations that it is was enough to simply inform the IAEA about the decision is wrong.
"Foreign Ministry refers to the Agreement signed by the USSR and IAEA on February 21, 1985. This agreement, which Russia uses in its relations with IAEA, foresees the expansion or the reduction of the list of facilities under IAEA guarantees under mutual agreement of the country-participant and IAEA. However, IAEA have not given its accord, as it is guided by UN General Assembly Resolution No. 68/262 of March 27, 2014 on Ukraine's territorial integrity, and the organization cannot give its accord to make this change in the Agreement," reads the report.
"Nuclear materials located at other enterprises of Crimea cannot be included in the list in the additional clauses of the above-mentioned Agreement between the USSR and IAEA," the inspectorate said.