The security service of Ukraine (SBU) opened a criminal case against officials of state enterprises NNEGC "Energoatom" and " Eastern ore-dressing combine (VostGOK) on suspicion of abuse in the procurement of uranium concentrate, informs a press-service of the Ministry reported on Wednesday.
the Ministry stressed that in the framework of a long-term contract between NNEGC "Energoatom" and state enterprise "Eastern mining and processing plant" expected deliveries of uranium concentrate For the needs of the energy sector at the expense of own capacities of the plant. This would increase the volume of concentrate production and to help the creation in Ukraine of its nuclear fuel cycle.
"However, officials of the mining and processing plant purchased in 2014 uranium concentrate from specially created by them abroad commercial structures. As a result, the concentrate was purchased from a foreign supplier at a price of 90 dollars per kilogram for a total amount of 18 million dollars ", - is informed in the report.
The Agency emphasizes that in the official documentation of the works Price of the purchased concentrate amounted to 138 USD per kilogram. So, the state has suffered direct losses in the amount of almost $ 10 million.
"then uranium concentrate at the price of $ 138 in the framework of the contract was delivered of SE NNEGC" Energoatom ". To ensure that the customer has agreed to purchase products at obviously inflated price, factory Authorized attracted to the fraudulent scheme officials " Energoatom ", - informs the SBU.
The main investigation Department of the security service opened criminal proceedings on articles about the appropriation of public money and permissions (laundering) of the parish of funds obtained by criminal means. Continue operational-investigative actions.
Energoatom is the largest manufacturer of electricity in Ukraine with a share of cumulative production of more than 50% of the total electricity production of Ukraine. The firm comprises four operating Ukrainian nuclear power plants with fifteen generating units, and also Tashlyk PSP and Alexander hydropower plants with total installed capacity of 14 139, 5 MW. At NNEGC "Energoatom" entrusted with the functions of the operating organization that is responsible for the safe operation of all nuclear power plants in the country.