Zelenskyy urges EU to send special missions to Ukraine’s energy infrastructure facilities
Zelensky asks partners to help Ukraine in the energy sector (Photo:Office of the President)
The European Union needs to send special missions to Ukraine’s energy infrastructure facilities, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said at an international conference on solidarity with the Ukrainian people held in Paris on Dec. 13.
Zelenskyy said such missions, analogous to the International Atomic Energy Agency missions to Ukraine’s nuclear power plants, would help stabilize the energy situation of the entire region.
He added that such EU missions can also become a factor in stabilizing the situation and ensuring “proper international monitoring.”
The Ukrainian president also appealed to Ukraine’s international partners to provide urgent assistance to the Ukrainian energy sector.
He said Ukraine needs a special mechanism for coordinating efforts, which he dubbed the “Paris mechanism,” which would provide an effective response to every case of Russian energy terror.
Zelenskyy also called for the creation of a decision-making system that can “100% nullify Russia’s terrorist tactics.”
Russia has been waging a full-scale war against Ukraine for more than nine months, since Feb. 24. The invaders are shelling Ukrainian cities in all regions, targeting residential buildings, hospitals, and civilian infrastructure.
The Russian invaders have been striking critical infrastructure facilities since October, which has led to power outages and a significant power deficit in Ukraine’s energy system.
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