In a statement today, the EBRD, which has been managing over €2.5 billion in international funds to transform Chernobyl since 1995, said it believed recent events were putting in jeopardy the achievements of decades of successful international collaboration to secure the site.
The Bank’s position on Chernobyl is fully aligned with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and is based on the following safety and security considerations:
Transforming Chernobyl was a long-term challenge. Through the EBRD-managed funds the international community, together with Ukraine, has managed to transform Chernobyl into an environmentally safe and secure site, the statement said.
“The ongoing war must not be allowed to ruin these achievements.”
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