Nuclear power currently accounts for about 50 percent of Ukraine’s energy balance, and the country has the eighth-largest nuclear capacity in the world. Until recently, almost all nuclear fuel was supplied by Russia’s TVEL Company, a subsidiary of the state-owned Rosatom Corporation, the Southeast European Times newspaper writes.
“In the near future, the risk of nuclear blackmail by Russia is quite low since Ukraine has a stockpile of nuclear fuel for the next year or two,” Volodymyr Omelchenko, Director of Energy programmes at the Razumkov Centre, told SETimes. “But long term, the diversification of the nuclear fuel supply is a very …read more
Source: Razumkov Centre