French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed the “extreme need to preserve the safety” of nuclear facilities in Ukraine during a conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, AFP reported, citing the Elysee Palace.
Similar to the conversation between the two on August 16, the two leaders have reiterated the importance of the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP, which is occupied by the Russian army and whose last functioning reactor was disconnected from the Ukrainian power grid today.
Emmanuel Macron “recalled the extreme need to preserve the safety and security of nuclear power, which cannot be achieved without the withdrawal of Russian forces,” the French presidency said. “Macron also emphasized his firm belief that Ukrainian authority over the plant must be respected,” the statement quoted by BTA added.
During his conversation with Zelensky Macron has “also taken an interest in the necessary military, humanitarian and economic aidconfirming France’s full support for Ukraine to once again regain its fundamental rights, starting with its sovereignty, security and territorial integrity,” the presidency also said.