Ukraine does not want to abandon nuclear fuel supply from Russia, but for supplier selection will be guided by economic interests, said to reporters, Deputy Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Vadim Ulica.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the beginning of summer said that Kiev is diversifying the supply of nuclear fuel, renewed the contract with the American company Westinghouse.
" We do not say that We refuse the Russian fuel. Here the issue price. We also do not say that will work or with Russia, or only in Westinghouse. We will work with those who gives the best rule for Ukraine, so that was the reliability, safety and economic rules, " said Ulica correspondents.
at the end of April, the national nuclear energy generating Company " Energoatom ", which is the operator of all operating nuclear power plants of Ukraine, stated that he does not want to revise the rules of the contract with the Russian Corporation TVEL to supply nuclear fuel.
The head of the Ukrainian Ministry of energy Yurii Prodan at the beginning of April stated that Energoatom and Westinghouse in the near future have the opportunity to sign a contract for production and delivery of fuel to three Ukrainian nuclear boilers. In 2012-2013 2 blocks of the South-Ukrainian NPP were registered violations in the work of the assemblies of American manufacturing. In Ministry of energy of Ukraine assured that Westinghouse has improved the design of assemblies, however, experts see the decision of Kiev danger of nuclear safety in the region.