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Australia to supply Ukraine nuclear power plants

31 Mar 2016

Australia and Ukraine will sign a cooperation agreement in nuclear energy, which will see Canberra supply uranium for Ukraine’s nuclear power plants.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Kiev will increase the share of nuclear in the country’s energy sector.

“Just a year ago, nuclear power accounted for 48 percent and was steadily falling. In less than a year we have increased it to 56 percent," said Poroshenko.

The contract will be signed before the Nuclear Security Summit that will be held from March 30 to April 2 in Washington DC, said Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

 “Ahead of the Summit I will sign a cooperation agreement to supply uranium to Ukraine for use in power generation. This complements similar agreements Australia has with countries including Canada, China, France, India, Japan, ROK, Russia, the UK and the USA,” said Bishop in a statement.

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