Ukraine wants to produce nuclear fuel

Publish date: June 2, 2003

Ukraine is interested to produce nuclear fuel for its NPPs together with Russia, ITAR-TASS reported.

This was announced by the Ukrainian fuel and energy minister, Sergey Yermilov, at the meeting of the energy industry veterans from Ukraine and Russia. ”Further development of the nuclear energy should be carried out by the united efforts of Ukraine and Russia”, he said. It was stated at the meeting that 96 percent of the Ukrainian thermoelectric plants’ equipment reached their operation time limit and the nuclear power plants should be taken out of operation by 2020, therefore, Ukraine can become the biggest energy importer.