India said on Friday that it was closely monitoring developments concerning the "safety" of Ukraine's nuclear power reactors and facilities. This follows Russian shelling of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, which sparked a fire at one of its six reactors and raised fears of a disaster. Ukrainian firefighters later extinguished the blaze at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, and Ukraine's state nuclear regulator reported no changes in radiation levels so far.
"We continue to closely monitor developments concerning the safety of Ukraine's nuclear power reactors and facilities." According to reports, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, stated, "India attaches the utmost importance to ensuring the safety and security of nuclear facilities because any accident involving nuclear facilities may have severe consequences."
"India places the highest priority on the IAEA carrying out its safeguards and monitoring activities in accordance with its Statute in an effective, non-discriminatory, and efficient manner," Tirumurti stated.