Disinfo: The West is planning to turn Ukraine into a nuclear…

Summary

The West is planning to turn Ukraine into a nuclear dumpsite: after the coup in February 2014, the process of building an infrastructure for massive radioactive waste disposal was launched with funds from foreign donors.

Disproof

Ukraine signed an agreement with the EBRD on a loan financing the constrcution of a new nuclear waste repository in 1996. The actual construction of the new facility began in 2001 but was suspended because of problems with the French contractor Famatome. In 2007 a new contract was signed with the US company Holtec International. Ukraine’s prime minister at that time was Viktor Yanukovych (bit.ly/1UqQdi7), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue28
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: West, Nuclear issues, Coup

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Disproof

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