The United States and Ukraine signed yesterday an agreement on cooperation in the nuclear energy sector. Ukraine is to receive $30 million in aid toward developing its own capability to produce nuclear fuel for its power-generating reactors. Ukraine at present depends on Russia for importing the fuel rods. Signed by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Boris Tarasiuk and U.S. Ambassador Steven Pifer, the agreement represents one of the benefits accruing to Ukraine after renouncing a Russian-mediated deal to supply turbines to Iran’s nuclear power plant in Bushehr. (Ukrainian and Russian agencies, AP, May 6 and 7)
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