Ukraine cannot guarantee nuclear safety at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant within the framework of its international obligations, the explanatory note attached to the letter of Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Sergiy Kyslytsya says.

The letter was distributed at the UN General Assembly today.

The Permanent Representative refers to the “seizure of nuclear facilities” of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant by Russian troops.

“In such circumstances‚Ķ Ukraine cannot fully fulfill its obligations under the Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, as well as under the agreement between Ukraine and the IAEA on the application of safeguards in connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons,” the note says.

Earlier it was reported that on February 24, units of the Airborne Troops of Russia took control of the territory near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.