During a working visit to New York, the USA, on September 22, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal held a meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida. The parties discussed the challenges associated with russian aggression against Ukraine, in particular the threat of nuclear terrorism from russia.
“The key global challenge today is the nuclear safety of our facilities. The russians blackmailed the world with the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, and now with Europe’s largest Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. On Monday, they shelled the territory of the Yuzhnoukrainsk NPP. We appeal to the civilized world to unite around this problem and demilitarize the ZNPP from russian troops,” said the Head of the Ukrainian Government.
Denys Shmyhal emphasized that Ukraine expects particularly strong support in this matter from Japan and the G7 countries.
The Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, for his part, noted that Japan, as a country that suffered atomic bombing during World War II, condemns russia’s threats to use nuclear weapons. The Prime Minister also announced that his country would work with the international community to continue tough sanctions against russian energy resources, including the establishment of maximum prices for oil and gas from the russian federation.