Germany’s Energy Minister Galushchenko called for a list of tough measures against Russian terror during a speech to the Council of Energy Ministers of the European Union.
Ukrinform reports this Ministry of Energy.
In an online speech, Galushchenko addressed the fallout from the November 23 attack on the energy system. In particular, he noted that as a result of this attack, for the first time all four Ukrainian nuclear power plants were de-energized at the same time.
“There have never been so many nuclear power plants in the world that were in blackout mode at the same time. To leave such attacks by a terrorist country unanswered means that the Russians are encouraged to carry out more and more attacks,” the minister stressed.
He noted that power engineers began repairs immediately after the shelling, but given the extent of the destruction, recovery will take some time.
Germany’s Galushchenko urged the EU to draw up a list of super-hard measures that will be applied automatically if this Russian terror continues in the future.
The minister stressed the importance of suspending Russia’s rights and privileges under the IAEA. In particular, he called on the European community to re-evaluate cooperation with Rosatom from the point of view of EU energy security and not to start new projects with the Russian company and its subsidiaries.
In addition, it is necessary to clearly state the role and responsibility of Rosatom in the occupation of the ZNPP and planning attacks against all Ukrainian nuclear facilities.
As reported, the Russian missile strike on November 23 led to a temporary blackout of all nuclear power plants, most of the thermal and hydroelectric power plants. Power transmission installations were also affected. A frequency drop in Ukraine’s power grid triggered emergency protection at the Rivne, Pivdennoukrainsk and Khmelnytsky nuclear power plants, automatically shutting down all power sources.