Ukraine Expects US to Provide Low-Enriched Uranium for Scientific Purposes

radiationUkraine expects the United States will provide the country with low-enriched uranium for continuation of scientific works in Ukraine.

Ukrainian News learned this from a statement by the press service of Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Semynozhenko.

“Instead of dangerous highly enriched uranium which will be utilized at last the United States will provide Ukraine with low-enriched uranium for continuation of scientific researches on a number of most important trends,” said the deputy prime minister of Ukraine.

Vice Prime Minister Semynozhenko said the visit of President Viktor Yanukovych to the United States of April 11-14 was a success. He said the successful negotiations with the United States have colossal important for the Ukrainian science and the high-tech sector.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, one of the leaders of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko and former first vice prime minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said Ukraine’s decision to get rid of the stock of highly enriched uranium means end of Ukraine’s perspectives of scientific researches in the field of nuclear technologies.

During his visit to the United States President Viktor Yanukovych said Ukraine intends to dispose of highly enriched uranium with technical and financial assistance of the United States.

At the same time, Ukraine intends to reprocess its highly enriched uranium in Russia.

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