G7 condemns Russia’s kidnapping of leaders of Ukrainian nuclear power plant

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TOKYO, October 23 (Reuters) –

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The industrialized countries of the Group of Seven (G7) have condemned Russia’s removal of the management of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and called for the immediate return of full control of the plant to Ukraine.

« We condemn Russia’s repeated kidnappings of Ukrainian leaders and personnel of the ZNPP (Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant), » the G7 non-proliferation directors general said in a statement dated Saturday.

“We urge Russia to immediately return full control of the ZNPP to its rightful sovereign owner, Ukraine,” he said.

Russian forces have controlled the nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, since the early days of their invasion of Ukraine, which began in February. (Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Lincoln Feast)


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