Ukraine is steadily moving
towards energy independence. This was stressed by Prime
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a press conference
on 30 December.
The Prime Minister has informed that today Chairman of Energoatom Yurii Nedashkovsky is
in Brussels, where he "signs an agreement
with Westinghouse to expand our
cooperation and to substantially diversify nuclear fuel supplies from the US company Westinghouse.
"So, we are gradually moving from dependence on Russia towards energy independence, the Prime Minister underlined. In particular,
it relates to the modernization
of Ukrainian nuclear power plants, including the completion of two units. I advocates the completion of
two units at existing nuclear
Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that "now we have
raised the Ukrainian nuclear power capacity from
50% to 65% of total energy market."
The PM said that, on the one hand, this is the
cheapest electricity, on the other hand, due to the rise of the dollar, nuclear
also become more expensive.
"On the supply of nuclear fuel, it is
in line with the schedule, the Prime Minister informed. We
make payment on schedule. I hope
that our partners will also fulfill
obligations according to schedule."