G7 ministers called on Russia to transfer Zaporizhzhia NPP to Ukraine's control. They also demand that IAEA experts be allowed to visit the plant.
This is stated in a G7 statement published on the website of the German Foreign Ministry.
The foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US and the head of European diplomacy condemned Russia's actions. They called for returning all nuclear facilities, including the ZNPP, to Ukraine's control.
"Ukrainian personnel operating the Zaporizhzhia NPP should be able to perform their duties without threats and pressure," the statement said.
The G7 said Russia's actions at the Zaporizhzhia NPP endanger many countries and increase the risk of nuclear catastrophe.
Moreover, Russia prevents the IAEA from controlling global nuclear safety. The ministers called for letting the IAEA experts to the plant.
Recall that Russia started shelling the ZNPP in the evening of August 5, which threatened radiation leakage.
Already on August 6, the occupants struck the plant site again. An employee was injured as a result.
At the same time, the IAEA said that after the latest shelling, there is no nuclear threat at the Zaporizhzhia NPP yet, but damage was recorded.