Kiev has an agreement with the British Bank Barclays on raising loan for the construction of 2 power units at Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant (KNPP), said the head of the organization " Energoatom ", the operator of all NPPs in Ukraine, Yuriy Nedashkovsky.
Nedashkovsky said that in connection with the conflict in the Donbas and the destruction of energy infrastructure in Kiev reduces the export of electric energy. For example, according to him, today Ukraine exports only electricity that is produced in thermal power plants. However, he clarified that during the implementation of the project "Energy bridge" Ukraine-EU " Ukraine will be able to enter the capacity of 1 million kilowatts of nuclear electric power for export to the EU.
"This technical capability will be signed long term, More than 20-year agreement. We have an agreement with the world-famous Barclays Bank, we will receive funds for the completion of 2 blocks at KhNPP ", - quotes the press service of "Energoatom" the words of Nedashkovsky said in a press conference at the Brussels press club.
Before the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on termination of the agreement with Russia about construction of 2 power units of Khmelnitsky NPP. Opinion about cooperation of Ukraine and Russia in the construction of the 3rd and 4th units of Khmelnitsky NPP was approved at the meeting of the Prime Ministers of Russia and Ukraine on 30 April 2010 in Sochi. The intergovernmental agreement on the project was signed on 9 June 2010. Analysis of Rosatom, work had to cost 5-6 billion dollars.
Ukrainian authorities pronounced the intention to bring to pay for the project of the Russian loan of 2 billion dollars. Rosatom has stated many times that showed interest in this project and performed all the appropriate steps. The Russian state Corporation said in July that he had not received from the Ukrainian side an official non-cooperation on the project of completion of Khmelnitsky NPP.