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  • German Galushchenko on information warfare in the energy sector: Enemy is angry because Ukraine has real success in strengthening energy independence
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 12 February 2024 12:44

    The enemy is conducting a large-scale information campaign on Ukrainian-American cooperation in the nuclear industry because it sees its real successes that cause losses to the russian nuclear industry.

    This was stated by the Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko on the air of the national telethon.

    The Energy Minister noted that this year Ukraine planned to launch one of the largest projects in the energy sector – the construction of new power units at Khmelnytskyi NPP, in particular, using the American AP1000 technology.

    “This will be the first construction in Europe using the American Westinghouse technology. However, we are facing a huge campaign, which, unfortunately, is being picked up by some of our media, criticising AP1000 technology as if it were a bad reactor,” the Minister stressed.

    German Galushchenko noted that a similar information campaign was conducted in September last year, when Westinghouse, in cooperation with Ukrainian experts, produced a new type of nuclear fuel for VVER-440 reactors, which destroyed the russian monopoly in this market.

    “But this is an information war. And I take it as a sign that we are moving in the right direction, not just with words, but with real actions. That’s why they (ed. russians) are angry about it,” the Minister is convinced.

    According to the head of the Ministry of Energy, “pseudo-experts” also resort to manipulations in the information space, trying to sow discouragement among Ukrainians with forecasts of difficulties in getting through the winter.

    German Galushchenko stressed that there were no easy winters or summers in war, as the enemy did not stop attacking, but repair and restoration work at energy facilities was ongoing. The Minister noted that last year Ukraine carried out the largest ever repair campaign at power facilities, which ensured the stable passage of the current winter.