Ukraine sends note to European Commission over Hungary's cooperation with Rosatom
Ukraine sends a note to the European Commission on possible intensification of EU cooperation in nuclear energy with Russia, including granting permission to Hungary to complete the construction of a nuclear power plant
This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
This refers to the permission that Rosatom received from the European Commission to continue participating in the completion of Hungary's only nuclear power plant, Paks.
Shmyhal called Rosatom a part of "Putin's regime, which supports his terrorist actions and endangers nuclear facilities". He also highlighted the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station and Russia's occupation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
The Ukrainian side expects the European Commission to reconsider the decision to continue the construction of a nuclear power plant in Hungary in cooperation with a Russian nuclear company. Ukraine is also calling for tougher EU sanctions against Russia in the nuclear energy sector.
- On 18 January, Shmyhal called on the IAEA to impose sanctions on Rosatom.
- Also in January, Orban stressed that Hungary would veto EU sanctions against Russia's nuclear power industry.
- In early April, Poland and the Baltic states proposed a compromise option to include Rosatom in the new EU sanctions package.