Polish gov't to purchase radiation monitoring equipment for Ukraine

The Polish government has drafted a resolution under which Poland will purchase and hand to Ukraine equipment that enables early detection of radioactive contamination.

A draft resolution on the matter was included in the government's legislative calendar on Wednesday.

The move is in response to a request from Ukraine, in which Kyiv said the Russian invasion and the ongoing hostilities had created the risk of a nuclear plant failure.

In the draft, the Polish government said that donating the equipment to Kyiv would increase radiation security of both Ukraine and Poland by providing early warning in case of radioactive contamination.

"The installation of an automatic system of radiation monitoring overseen by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine will guarantee the collection of data that are necessary to assess the situation in case of a radiation event," the draft regulation said.

According to the government, the monitoring equipment will allow Poland to access radiation data between a dozen and several dozen hours earlier compared to the existing domestic system.

The resolution is planned to be adopted by the end of the first quarter of this year.

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