Disinfo: US investments in Armenia preconditions the closing of the Russian-built nuclear power plant

Summary

The US ambassador to Armenia has said: eliminate the nuclear power plant (built by Russia) and you will receive 8 billion USD investments in the energy sector.

Disproof

No evidence given. Ambassador Richard Mills has really talked about 8 billion USD investments in Armenia. However, the ambassador has not mentioned any precondition related to closing the NPP. “American companies are interested in investments in the renewable energy sector in Armenia, and there is a possibility of about 8 billion USD investment cooperation”, the ambassador said. Moreover, while Russia has provided a 30 million USD grant to the Metsamor NPP, the grant provided by the US to the nuclear power plant makes up 65 million USD, and that of the EU – 55 million. Further debunking at SUT.am sut.am/en/archives/2096, , uicarmenia.org/en/3516,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 89
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/11/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Armenia, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Nuclear issues
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Pervyi Kanal

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