Back in 2014, Kiev announced the abandonment of Russian nuclear fuel and the transition to US-made fuel. But, as they say, it did not work out: the western fuel elements (TVEL) used in the reactor core are not suitable for nuclear power plants designed in the USSR, and its use is fraught with a technological catastrophe.
Today, the problem has reached the point where policy faded into the background, giving way to economy, pragmatism and security. It’s a joke, but the request of the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy was the first attempt by Kiev to resume previously broken cooperation in the industrial sphere.
Perhaps countries will be able to revive the frozen in 2014 project for the construction of a joint venture for the production of nuclear fuel, which was estimated at $ 500 million.