BRUSSELS, November 7. European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson stated the need for EU countries that have Russian-designed nuclear reactors at their nuclear power plants to reduce dependence on Russia for their maintenance.
“We are seeing tangible results in diversifying the supply of nuclear fuel for reactors. However, there is still a lot of work ahead. The European Commission is currently assessing other forms of dependence (on Russia – ed.) related to spare parts, various components and maintenance services for Russian-designed reactors. Very It is important to assess the possible consequences of any forms of dependence and promptly eliminate them,” said a representative of the European Commission, speaking at a forum on nuclear energy, which is taking place in Bratislava. At the same time, the European Commissioner emphasized that “five operators from Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland and the Czech Republic, operating Russian-made reactors, have achieved success in concluding contracts for the supply of alternative nuclear fuel.”
The Russian nuclear industry in 2023, against the backdrop of unprecedented sanctions pressure, continues to develop in a wide range of areas, mastering advanced technologies and products in order to enter new markets with them, preventing those who are trying to politicize the global industry from gaining competitive advantages atom.
There have been calls in the EU for almost two years to impose sanctions against the Russian nuclear industry. However, the introduction of such sanctions is not supported by a number of European countries that use nuclear energy.