Ukraine demonstrates a lead in Europe in refusing russian nuclear technologies and, together with the world's leading countries, develops the nuclear industry to achieve climate neutrality goals.
This was emphasized by the Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko during the signing of an agreement between NNEGC Energoatom and the US-based Westinghouse on the purchase of equipment for Khmelnytsky NPP Unit 5, which will be built using Westinghouse AP1000 technology.
The Minister of Energy reminded that at the Global Climate Conference COP28, Ukraine had joined the world's leading countries that supported the declaration on tripling the world's nuclear power capacity by 2050.
"Without this, a green transition and achievement of climate goals are impossible. Ukraine is among the leaders in this process. We continue to develop nuclear energy, we do not stop for a minute during the war and will make big steps in this direction next year," he stressed.
German Galushchenko emphasized that the civilized world started to reject the nuclear technologies of the terrorist country.
"The move away from russia. Ukraine is showing leadership for many European countries on how to do this - we were the first to diversify fuel supplies for VVER1000 units. We were the first in the world to load US-Ukrainian fuel into the VVER-440 reactor. We are purchasing equipment based on AP1000 technology for Khmelnytsky NPP and plan to start construction of 5-6 units shortly after the relevant legislation is adopted," the Minister emphasized.
"This is a large program of reconstruction of our nuclear power industry, which will significantly strengthen the power system and bring us closer to the goal we set in the Energy Strategy: Ukraine is the energy hub of Europe," summed up German Galushchenko.