The EU, EBRD, G7 and other large international financial donors will continue to cooperate with Ukraine – to make sure that all projects related to the Chornobyl exclusion zone will be successfully completed.
The respective statement, signed by leading officials in the European Commission, was released on Tuesday afternoon – to mark the setting of the new safe confinement over the 4th power unit of Chornobyl nuclear power plant.
‘Today marks a major milestone on the long road of efforts undertaken by Ukraine and the international community to make the Chornobyl site environmentally safe again. It also reminds us - 30 years after the nuclear accident the consequences of which are still affecting the people of Ukraine, Belarus and neighbouring countries – that nuclear safety was and remains a very serious matter that deserves our continuous international attention and action to prevent any further disasters’, the document reads.
The European Commission officials marked that the new confinement was the product of ‘of engineering funded by the Chornobyl Shelter Fund, which is managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on behalf of the international donors’.