President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in the ceremony of transfer and acceptance of a new safe confinement (NSC) over the destroyed unit № 4 of Chernobyl NPP state-owned specialized enterprise. As the Head of State noted, the building was created by joint efforts of dozens of countries to protect the planet and humanity from the global problem that has no borders – radiation pollution.
“I want to sincerely thank the liquidators of the accident and all those who took part in this (construction of the shelter – ed.). This once again proves that together we can cope with the most serious planet-scale challenges such as, for example, climate change or hybrid wars,” the President noted.
The President believes in finding effective tools for the joint solution of these problems in the near future.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont took part in the working trip together with Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
During his visit to Chernobyl, the President of Ukraine visited the space under the NSC Arch and the NSC Control Center, inspected the facilities of the Vector complex, as well as the site of the construction of a centralized storage facility for spent nuclear fuel on the territory of the Chernobyl Radiation and Ecological Biosphere Reserve.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy got acquainted with the course of construction of SNF-2 storage facility for spent nuclear fuel of dry type.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in the ceremony of laying flowers to the monument to the Heroes of Chernobyl.
In the framework of the working trip, the President also visited Pripyat.