3 Mar 2022 16:10

Russian rep criticizes IAEA resolution on Ukraine's nuclear safety

MOSCOW. March 3 (Interfax) - Moscow is satisfied with the fact that a number of countries did not support an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution on Ukraine's nuclear safety and security, Russian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said.

"At today's IAEA BoG [Board of Governors] meeting we noted with satisfaction that countries whose populations taken together exceed a half of mankind refused to support the resolution which abuses the extremely important topic of nuclear safety and security for purely political purposes," Ulyanov wrote on Twitter.

"The IAEA BoG [Board of Governors] resolution on nuclear security in Ukraine contains intentional politically motivated lies and mistakes," he said.

"Our comments will follow," Ulyanov said.

An informed source told Interfax that the resolution was supported by a majority of 26 votes, while Russia and China voted against it.

Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Senegal, and the South African Republic abstained, and Burundi and Mexico did not vote, the source said.