Since the start of Russia’s war, Ukraine has completely given up on Russian nuclear fuel — Petro Kotin, head of Energoatom
Since the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Ukrainian National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom has completely stopped importing Russian nuclear fuel, according to the Head of the company Petro Kotin. Previously, part of Ukraine’s nuclear fuel was purchased from Russia’s TVEL, and the rest was supplied by the American company Westinghouse from Sweden.
Ukrainian warehouses still have a large stock of Russian nuclear fuel, which will be used for the next five to six years, Kotin said. Meanwhile, Westinghouse has promised to increase production to the amount needed by Ukraine over the next two years. Ukraine has also been working for the last two years to develop its fuel, which it plans to complete in two years, Kotin said. Own production is cheaper than imports.