11:21 04.04.2016

Ukrainian NPP security plan discussed at Washington summit – Poroshenko

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Ukrainian NPP security plan discussed at Washington summit – Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the initiative on raising the security of Ukrainian nuclear power plants has been discussed at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

"We talked about the joint initiative, which will involve Norway and Sweden, to improve the security level of our nuclear power plants and our nuclear energy industry, starting from physical security and finishing with the cyber protection. The funds will be allocated, and we are taking part in the development of these programs and will make sure that the nuclear security of Ukraine should significantly improve," he said in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels about the results of his visit to the U.S. which was broadcast on Sunday evening.

According to the president, this is especially relevant ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, as well as after a hacking attack on power grid facilities in the west of Ukraine. "We know that there was a hacking attack on the power grid facilities and we are stepping up the fight against cyber crime," Poroshenko said.

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