Russian Foreign Ministry expressed that by supplanting Russia with a US firm as supplier of atomic fuel, Ukraine imperils the wellbeing of its citizens and different people groups in Europe.
LAGOS, December 30 (Ooduarere) Balogun Adesina — By supplanting Russia with a US firm as supplier of atomic fuel, Ukraine imperils the wellbeing of its citizens and other group of people in Europe, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Ukraine signed in Brussels earlier on Tuesday a consent to purchase atomic fuel for its Soviet- and Russian-made reactors from the US organization Westinghouse.
“This dangerous experiment, attempted by Kiev, puts in danger the safety and health of Ukrainian citizens and peoples of Europe,” the ministry said in a statement.
“It seems that the lessons of the Chernobyl tragedy have not taught the Kiev authorities to follow a responsible and scientifically-sound approach to the use of nuclear energy,” the announcement said.
Atomic energy experts and authorities have more than once cautioned the Ukrainian powers that it would be dangerous to utilize US-made fuel in reactors of Soviet and Russian outline.
In its Tuesday articulation the Russian Foreign Ministry said that while steps to win new atomic fuel markets don’t go against a long time established global practices “in the case with Westinghouse there is a rush, unacceptable for nuclear power issues and negligence towards the nuclear safety requirements.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry included that Kiev had no motivation to stress over the dependability of its Russian atomic fuel supply. “[russian] state atomic energy partnership Rosatom conducts consistent and continuous supplies of fuel to Ukrainian atomic power stations,” the service said.
Right now, atomic power plants supply around 47 percent of Ukraine’s electrical power. The rest is delivered by warm power stations by blazing gas and coal, and additionally by hydroelectric power stations and green power.
Gas deficiencies and a stop in work at 80 percent of Donbas mines because of clash in the region have prompted shortfall of energy and, as a result, Electricity.