G7 condemns Russia’s kidnapping of Zaporizhzhia NPP leaders
The Group of Seven condemned Russia’s kidnapping of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant leadership and called for the immediate return of full control of the facility to Ukraine.
“We condemn Russia’s repeated kidnapping of Ukrainian ZNPP [Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant] leadership and staff,” said the G7 statement, as The Guardian reported.
Russian forces captured the nuclear plant — Europe’s largest — in early March 2022.
Earlier Ukraine’s state nuclear energy agency — Energoatom — reported that on Monday, October 17, 2022, Russia detained two senior employees at the plant: the head of information technology, Oleh Kostiukov, and the plant’s assistant general director, Oleh Osheka, and took them to an unknown destination.