U4U discussion “Russian Nuclear Industry Sanctions”

2023-04-24 | Events, Expert publications, Political initiatives, Energy

United for Ukraine Network together with Eastern Circles, DiXi Group, Urgewald, Friends of the Earth Europe, and Stand with Ukraine NGOs organized a round-table on “Russian nuclear industry sanctions”.

Over one year after the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, there are no significant sanctions against Rosatom. This is all the more remarkable given that the company is directly linked to the Kremlin on the one hand and actively involved in the war effort on the other. Russia has occupied and taken possession of NPP Zaporizhzhia, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, with the help of Rosatom. The round-table experts will discuss Rosatom’s connection with the Russian state, the current state of sanctions within the nuclear energy sector, interrelations of European companies with Rosatom, and interdependence of Europe and Russia in the nuclear sector. The discussion will explore the potential for further nuclear sanctions and their impact on European nuclear safety and security.

Watch the recording of the discussion here.

 The event took place on 25 of April, 13:00 – 14:30 (Brussels time) online via Webex and offline in the European Parliament.


Moderation by Anastasiya Shapochkina, Eastern Circles President


Andrius KUBILIUS, MEP, Coordinator of the United for Ukraine Network

H.E. Mr Vsevolod Chentsov, Ambassador, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU

Keynote address:

Oleksandr Motsyk, Advisor to the President of Energoatom Petro Kotin

Olena Pavlenko, President of DiXi Group

Patricia Lorenz, Expert at Friends of the Earth Europe

Discussion with MEPs and Experts

Concluding remarks:

Andrius KUBILIUS, MEP, Coordinator of the United for Ukraine Network