Secretariat to cooperate with Energoatom in seeking recovery of energy infrastructure damages caused by Russia’s attacks

7 June 2023

The Energy Community Secretariat and the public electricity producer Energoatom signed a Memorandum of Understanding on coordination of legal actions against Russia for damages to the energy infrastructure. The Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Center will support Energoatom with strategic and legal advice in obtaining compensation for damages caused by Russia’s military invasion.

Energoatom is the biggest power generating company in Ukraine. As a result of Russia's war against Ukraine, the losses of Energoatom are preliminary estimated at UAH 32 billion. A more precise evaluation will be possible after the return of temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP, which is under occupation since 4 March 2022, and not under the control of Energoatom. In addition to causing significant losses due to the property and infrastructure damage and expropriation, the factual loss of control over Zaporizhzhya NPP is causing serious nuclear threats to the region and the world.

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