of the State Nuclear Regulatory
Inspectorate of Ukraine
In Europe, WENRA is one of the key and active participants in
developing of unified reference levels in the EU nuclear and radiation safety
regulation, as well as to provide conditions for the regional nuclear safety,
and pays special attention to the appropriate discussions of challenging issues
and development of the top - level requirements for further actions.
increased attention of the international community in overcoming the
consequences of the accident at the nuclear power plant
"Fukushima-Daiichi" the international cooperation focuses on sharing
the experiences and performing assessments and evaluations to review and enhance
the existing international standards in order to increase the level of the
nuclear and radiation safety.
Ukraine – is one of the advanced
nuclear energy countries with unique long-term experience of regulating NPPs safety with VVER type reactors, takes all opportunities
to be active in all aspects of WENRA activities. During the last 5 years Ukraine,
being an observer, takes active part in the plenary meetings of Association and
its working groups (Reactors
Harmonization (RHWG), Waste and Decommissioning (WGWD).
I would also like
to note the important results of WENRA initiative to hold self-assessment of
national laws and regulations for compliance with the reference levels
(standards) of WENRA. Ukraine
immediately joined the process recognizing the priority of the issue.
regulator of Ukraine
initiated a comprehensive program on analysis and revision of national nuclear
safety rules. The government of Ukraine
approved an Action plan to improve safety culture and public relations on
nuclear safety issues, also approved the Comprehensive program on the enhancement
of nuclear safety of Ukrainian NPPs according to the
results of stress tests.
Ukraine has clearly demonstrated
its intention to reach highest level of nuclear safety, and maintained active involvement
in Association work.
Allow me to use this opportunity to address you Mr. Chairman, Vice-Chairs,
and distinguished representatives of WENRA member countries with formal
application for membership status of Ukraine within WENRA. Our European
goals are clear. 16 September
2014, EU and Ukraine Parliaments ratified Ukraine – European Union Association
Agreement and we are positive about its successful implementation.
To emphasize one
more time, it is worth appreciating efforts and contributions of all Association
member states and observers for the development and revision of NPP safety
enhancements as well as promotion of the cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear