Regrettably, it is disheartening to acknowledge that Russia still maintains considerable control over a substantial portion of the global uranium market. This vexing situation poses challenges when it comes to imposing sanctions, given the numerous contractual agreements that various companies have with Russian entities for uranium supply. Nevertheless, we remain resolute in our efforts to displace them from this market and bolster uranium production within Ukraine,” emphasized the Minister.
In light of this collaborative endeavor, the initial batch of Ukrainian uranium, diligently extracted from the esteemed VostGOK facility, has been expertly loaded and dispatched to Canada.
Furthermore, Ukraine has been granted a credit guarantee by the esteemed UK government, amounting to a noteworthy £192 million, as part of a fruitful partnership with Urenco. This credit guarantee has been extended to support Energoatom in availing uranium enrichment services.
The Minister also shared the uplifting news that merely a few days ago, the maiden shipment of nuclear fuel, thoughtfully developed by the esteemed American company Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB in close collaboration with accomplished Ukrainian specialists from the esteemed National Atomic Energy Company Energoatom, was seamlessly loaded into the VVER-440 reactor at the illustrious Rivne Nuclear Power Plant.