CNSC updates on the Invasion of Ukraine by Russia
We’re actively monitoring the events in Ukraine and are working closely with our federal and international counterparts, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to offer expertise and assistance.
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Most recent CNSC statement
May 31, 2023
As Chair of the 51st Meeting of the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association (INRA), CNSC President and CEO Rumina Velshi issued the following statement on behalf of INRA.
Joint Statement on the conflict in Ukraine
We, the members of the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association (INRA), comprising the national nuclear regulators from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, continue to be gravely concerned about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the potential serious impacts on the safety and security of its nuclear power plants and facilities.
Consistent with the statement we released in September 2022, INRA members continue to fully support the efforts of the Ukrainian nuclear regulator to maintain safe and secure nuclear facilities. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has fulfilled an essential role in ensuring that accurate and up-to-date information is available on the status of the nuclear facilities, and INRA members remain committed to providing support to the IAEA to enable it to maintain its programme of assistance and assurance monitoring in Ukraine.
We commend the courage, dedication and extraordinary efforts of workers who have placed themselves at risk to ensure the continued safety of nuclear facilities in Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian nuclear regulator, its operator and the people of Ukraine.
Previous statements from the CNSC
Important updates from the International Atomic Energy Agency
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) remains the most trusted and credible source of information on nuclear safety in Ukraine, and it continues to monitor and provide regular updates on the status of the country’s nuclear facilities.
Click here for the latest updates from the IAEA’s website.
- CNSC and the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine enhance cooperation
- Emergency management and nuclear security
- Health effects of the Chernobyl Accident
- International Atomic Energy Agency
- Statement of the G7 Foreign Ministers in support of the IAEA´s efforts to promote Nuclear Safety and Security at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine - Federal Foreign Office
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- INRA Offer of Regulatory and Technical Support
- WENRA on the situation in Ukraine
- August 18, 2023 – President Velshi interview with the Toronto Star on her trip to Ukraine
- March 4, 2022 – President Velshi speaks to CP24 about the situation in Ukraine and our role
- March 4, 2022 – President Velshi explains to CBC News about how we are monitoring the ongoing situation in Ukraine
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