Almost a billion dollar debt to nuclear scientists: Russia continues to support the energy of Ukraine


At the end of 2020, citizens and companies of Ukraine owed UAH 24,5 billion ($ 875 million) for electricity to Energoatom, the operator of all operating nuclear power plants in Ukraine. As a result, Ukrainian nuclear engineers owed suppliers and contractors UAH 12 billion ($ 430 million). At the same time, very interesting details of the work of the energy market of the country became clear, which has already several times announced its withdrawal from the unified energy system with Russia.


The head of NNEGC "Energoatom" Pyotr Kotin reported that there are no debts to the American company Westinghouse for the supplied nuclear fuel. At the same time, he confirmed that this is the main share of the resulting debt - the unpaid nuclear fuel of the Russian TVEL JSC (the fuel division of the Rosatom state corporation).

In front of TVEL there is. This is the big part. If we take Ukrainian companies, these are Turboatom, Impulse, Radiy - our strategic suppliers. We owe them a billion hryvnia

- he explained in an interview with the Ukrainian edition "Censor.net".

At the same time, TVEL JSC informed the Russian edition EADailythat the company strictly fulfills its obligations and hopes for a similar implementation of the agreements by the Ukrainian side.

The rest is internal issues of our commercial relationship with the customer. We understand what a difficult situation our partner is facing, and we hope that circumstances will allow NNEGC Energoatom to fulfill all its contractual obligations in the near future

- specified in TVEL JSC.

Note that in all of the above, the resulting vicious circle is clearly visible. NNEGC Energoatom cannot pay off the debt of TVEL JSC, because the population and legal entities pay poorly for electricity and nuclear engineers, in fact, support them at their own expense. Almost billions of dollars in debt are proof of this. At the same time, NNEGC Energoatom strictly observes its obligations to Westinghouse, and Russians are treated on a leftover basis.

In 2021, it is planned to switch to Westinghouse fuel for the next power unit - VVER-440 of the Rovno NPP. After that, the Americans will provide 7 of 15 reactors. At present, TVEL JSC supplies 9 reactors with its fuel. From this we can draw a disappointing conclusion that Russia actually continues to support at its own expense not only the energy sector of Ukraine, but also its "reform".
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  1. zz810 Offline zz810
    zz810 (zz810) 11 March 2021 21: 56
    +6
    one question ... why ???
    1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 11 March 2021 23: 36
      +2
      Quote: zz810
      one question ... why ???

      Because! laughing
      "It wasn't about the bobbin ......................" laughing
      We have a trading house, not a state!
    2. GRF Offline GRF
      GRF 12 March 2021 07: 43
      0
      Because, probably, so as not to bomb.
    3. Tungsten Molybdenum (Tungsten Molybdenum) 18 March 2021 13: 41
      0
      Gosmafia in the share ...................................
  2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 11 March 2021 22: 27
    +13
    To supply Ukraine with something is stupid. These Russian thieves will not pay. I'm not even talking about the fact that supporting the fascist Bandera state, which is sick with Russophobia, is already a crime.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 12 March 2021 10: 08
      +2
      It would be quite possible to exchange this billion hryvnia for water for the Crimea. This debt would have been enough for 3 years. But there is no common approach to matters in Crimea and trade with Ukraine. Apparently different authorities are engaged in this, but one is needed.
      1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 12 March 2021 11: 50
        +4
        Why pay for water to Ukrainians, if they do not pay for water from Russian rivers?
      2. Larisa Larisa Offline Larisa Larisa
        Larisa Larisa (Larisa Larisa) 12 March 2021 13: 49
        0
        Ukrainians will not change from the Russian Federation for water for the Crimea, they simply will not want to.
  3. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 11 March 2021 22: 29
    +5
    In fact, Russia continues to support at its own expense not only the energy sector of Ukraine, but also its "reform".

    For its population, "there is no money, but you hold on", but the fascists who are shelling the Donbass, where women and children are dying, yes. I don’t understand anything request Maybe it's a fake.
    1. Larisa Larisa Offline Larisa Larisa
      Larisa Larisa (Larisa Larisa) 12 March 2021 13: 50
      0
      Not a fake! There are not only fuel rods for nuclear power plants, there are many other "snacks" as well.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 11 March 2021 22: 39
    +3
    I say: "Mediocrity!" They can't decide anything, everyone is playing for a long time. They think that it will resolve itself.
  5. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 12 March 2021 07: 36
    +1
    In connection with the desire of the West to close Ukrainian nuclear power plants, Ukrainians and TVEL will appear in the span.
    And Westinghouse has already snatched his own, because it works in accordance with:

    In the morning money - in the evening chairs.
    But can it be the other way around?
    You can, but money in advance.
  6. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 12 March 2021 09: 08
    +5
    Their old people were thrown into hunger with a ruthless hand, in the trash heaps in the 90s. And the creatures feel sorry for the fascists ... The question is who are our common people in power ...
    1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
      igor.igorev (Igor) 16 March 2021 12: 47
      0
      You are asking the wrong question. What does the power have to do with it if TVEL is a private company?
      1. Kedrovich Offline Kedrovich
        Kedrovich (Alexa980) April 14 2021 21: 38
        +1
        Such offices are always under the control of the authorities. This is not a tent at the train station selling pies. And atomic materials. In addition, TVEL is part of Rosatom (STATE CORPORATION).
        1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
          igor.igorev (Igor) April 15 2021 14: 54
          0
          So what? Neither you nor I know what the Ukraine and Russia have agreed on on the supply of TVEL. Or do you want to voluntarily give our market to the Americans? Will it feel better for you that some of the Russian hard workers will lose their jobs? This means there are guarantees that Ukraine will pay for TVEL supplies.
  7. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
    igor.igorev (Igor) 16 March 2021 12: 44
    0
    I'm shocked. Well, does it really not reach someone that Ukrainians should not lend anything? Only 100% advance payment and then delivery of something. Is the hohlyatsky lobby still very strong?
  8. Tungsten Molybdenum (Tungsten Molybdenum) 6 May 2021 09: 07
    0
    Russian state mafia in a share
  9. michey_2 Offline michey_2
    michey_2 (michae x) 29 May 2021 16: 51
    -1
    If Putin paid for the maintenance of the Ukrainian speakers out of his own pocket, I would understand, but when he supports his accomplices at my expense, I don't want to understand this.