The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has urged the international atomic energy Agency (IAEA) not to politicise the issue of the use of Agency safeguards to nuclear facilities in Crimea and stressed, these plants will be used only for good purposes ".
"Acting within its jurisdiction, Russia took upon his own shoulders the full responsibility for nuclear facilities, located in our new regions. Have plans to apply these settings only for good purposes, " - said in the appeal, the text of which is posted on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation." Dated 26 March 2014, the Russian mission to the international organizations in Vienna informed the IAEA Secretariat about the fact that within the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol a Russian agreement with the Agency on safeguards and additional Protocol thereto.(...) Any period when the units were outside the system of guarantees was not ", - stressed the foreign Ministry.
"We went to switch on the reactor, and assemblies in the list of installations for which in Russia can be the use of IAEA safeguards. The goal is to provide an opportunity for inspectors from the Agency, if necessary, to come, to test himself to make sure that everything is in order. The procedure for enabling plants mentioned in the list in Accordance with our safeguards agreement is notifying it does not provide for a special discussion with the Secretariat or with anyone else, " - said in the statement." We took note of the IAEA decision not to select them for the application of safeguards. This is the right Agency for the safeguards agreement, to the same no matter what the decision is motivated. Believe that between Russia and the IAEA on the Crimean installations achieved clarity ", - reported in circulation." As far as we know, the IAEA has no claims to the Russian Federation on the fulfillment by us of the provisions of our agreement on safeguards and the additional Protocol thereto. This is confirmed in the report on the implementation of safeguards for 2014. Apparently, I IAEA and Ukraine, as the Agency found it possible to keep your expanded opinion on that state. For this reason, the issue raised by several delegations, Clearly, is exhausted ", - is informed in the report." We consistently oppose the political pressure on the IAEA Director General and his Secretariat and therefore ascribe voiced complaints here. The use of guarantees Is a technical issue and should not be politicised. It is unproductive ", - stressed in the statement Russian the Ministry of foreign Affairs. On the first day of the week, Russia said the IAEA Board of governors that does not agree with the position of the annual report of the Secretariat in this part, where it is reported that the nuclear facilities in Crimea belong to Ukraine. The IAEA Board session which commenced on the first day of the week and will run on the last working day of the week, part 35 of the 162 member States of the Agency. Remember, in Crimea on March 16, 2014 held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. March 21, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, as well as the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.