Poroshenko thanked Tusk for EU assistance in overcoming consequences of the Chernobyl accident

Порошенко поблагодарил Туска за помощь ЕС в преодолении последствий катастрофы на ЧАЭС

The European Union intends to continue to support Ukraine in overcoming the consequences of the catastrophe at the Chernobyl NPP. About this informed the head of the European Commission Donald Tusk during a phone conversation with President of Ukraine, reports the press service of the head of state.

“The EU remains a major donor to deal with the tragedy, the decommissioning of nuclear plant and restoration of the environment,” said Tusk.

Poroshenko thanked Tusk for the EU allocating 20 million euros to the Fund for the nuclear safety account for the completion of the storage of spent nuclear fuel (ISF-2).

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“Ukraine is deeply grateful for the continuing, long-term EU assistance in the amount for about 730 million euros to implement projects to overcome the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe”, – said the head of state.

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During the conversation Poroshenko and Tusk also condemned the ban of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, calling it a criminal decision to which must respond the entire civilized world.

“Petro Poroshenko and Donald Tusk discussed the timeframe for the introduction of the EU visa-free regime for citizens of Ukraine and the preparations of political dialogue at the highest level for the near future”, – have informed in a press-service of the head of state.

We will remind, EBRD will provide EUR 40 million for financing of Chernobyl project.

As reported, today in Ukraine celebrates the 30th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl NPP. 10 November 2006 by the decree of the President of Ukraine was established memorable date — the Day of celebration of participants of liquidation of consequences of the Chernobyl accident, which is celebrated annually on December 14.

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