Statement of President of SE «NNEGC «Energoatom» Petro Kotin on kidnapping of Zaporizhzhya NPP Director General Ihor Murashov

September 30 around 16:00 our employee, Director General of the Zaporizhzhya NPP Ihor Murashov, was detained by the russian patrol on his way from the plant to the town of Enerhodar.

The vehicle of the Director General of the NPP was stopped, he was taken out of the car, and with his eyes blindfolded he was driven in an unknown direction.

For the time being there is no information on his fate.

Director General of the ZNPP Ihor Murashov is a licensed person and bears main and exclusive responsibility for the nuclear and radiation safety of the Zaporizhzhya NPP. His detention by the ruscists jeopardizes the safety of operation of Ukraine and Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.

I demand that the ruscists staying at the ZNPP and rosatom’s personnel, who also stay illegally at the nuclear facility of Ukraine, stop immediately the acts of nuclear terrorism towards the management and personnel of the ZNPP, release the plant’s Director General and let him return to his responsibilities on maintaining safe operation of the Zaporizhzhya NPP.

I appeal to Director General of the IAEA Rafael Grossi and WANO Chairman Tom Mitchell to take all possible immediate actions to urgently free the Director General of the ZNPP from the ruscist captivity and to bring him back to perform his duties.

Say NO to nuclear terrorism of putin’s russia!