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Official speeches and statements - March 4, 2022

Published on March 4, 2022

1. United Nations - Ukraine - Remarks to the Press by Mr. Nicolas de Rivière, permanent representative of France to the United Nations (New York - March 4, 2022)

Today the aggression by Russia against Ukraine implied an attack on the Zaporijjia nuclear plant. We strongly condemn this new attack on the integrity of a nuclear facility. The safety of all nuclear structures must be guaranteed.

In this context, France strongly supports the initiatives of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

We are also extremely worried by the humanitarian impact of the Russian military operations in Ukraine. This underlines once again the urgent need for an immediate cessation of hostilities, respect of international humanitarian law, protection of civilian and humanitarian access. This is why France and Mexico have initiated discussions in the Security Council on a draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.