IAEA9月理事会(議題 9 ウクライナの原子力安全、核セキュリティ及び保障措置)ステートメント(引原毅大使)(英語)

Thank you, Chair,

Japan thanks the Secretariat for the report to the Board on nuclear safety, security and safeguards in Ukraine, including its attachment.

Japan is deeply concerned about the situation of nuclear safety, security and safeguards in the nuclear facilities in Ukraine, in particular at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). As the Director General reported, the status at ZNPP remains precarious. Japan concurs with the DG’s urgent call for the immediate cessation of shelling in the area. Japan supports the Agency in helping facilitate the implementation of the Seven Indispensable Pillars of Nuclear Safety and Security as outlined by DG (“Seven Pillars”) to uphold the safety and security of their nuclear facilities in Ukraine. Japan also supports the Agency in its efforts to ensure the nuclear safety and security of, and the implementation of safeguards to, Ukraine’s facilities, including the commencement of consultations on the need to establish a nuclear safety and security protection zone at the ZNPP, in a manner that respects full Ukrainian sovereignty over its territory.

Japan also expresses grave concern that the Russian Federation has not heeded the call of the Board to immediately cease all actions against nuclear facilities in Ukraine.

The DG’s report assesses that all of the Seven Pillars have been compromised. Japan notes with concern that the report refers to the continued presence of Russian military personnel, vehicles, and equipment at ZNPP. The report presents IAEA’s recommendations for each pillar with regard to ZNPP. Japan supports the general direction of these recommendations and hopes to learn about further details.

Japan reiterates its deep appreciation to Director General Grossi and the Secretariat for providing assistance for the safe and secure operation of Ukraine’s nuclear facilities, as well as proper safeguards activities, in this very difficult situation. In particular, Japan highly appreciates the role of the IAEA Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhya (ISAMZ) in acquiring the first-hand knowledge about the situation of the ZNPP. Japan continues to support the efforts of Director General Grossi and the Secretariat.


Japan condemns in the strongest terms the reckless and unacceptable action and the continuing aggression in Ukraine by the Russian Federation. Japan strongly urges the Russian Federation to immediately cease all activities preventing the competent Ukrainian Authorities from fully controlling all nuclear facilities and material within its internationally recognized borders, and to restore safe and secure operations by Ukraine.

In this regard, Japan supports the draft resolution proposed by Canada and Poland. I would like to convey our sincere appreciation to both countries for their tireless efforts. We call on all Board Members to support this resolution.

I thank you, Chair.