Ukraine wants to take part in the Lithuanian power plant project
Participation in a nuclear plant project in Lithuania is also open to Ukraine, said Lithuania’s president on Tuesday.
“Ukraine asked right away about the chances for Ukraine to take part in the construction of reactor number three - whether there are certain criteria or have we already made our choice,” President Valdas Adamkus told the media on his two-day official visit to Ukraine, Baltic News Servic reported. “My answer was very clear: It is absolutely open for every competent partner wishing to participate in the construction.”
Baltic neighbors Estonia and Latvia joined Lithuania in the project to build a new Ignalina reactor to ensure a major electrical power source for the region after 2009 shutdown of the existing Soviet-era reactor. Poland later joined the project, which foresees the construction of an 800-1,600 megawatt facility costing €2.5-4 billion ($3.4-5.4 billion).
Poland and her Baltic partners are particularly interested in reducing heavy energy dependence on Russia and diversifying energy sources to boost energy security in the EU's north-eastern corner. (monstersandcritics.com)
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