Are Bulgarian reactor parts sold to Ukraine?


Media reported that Ukraine has started discussions to purchase Bulgaria’s two Russian-made nuclear reactors that were foreseen for the Belene site with EU money.

The Joint Project sent a letter to the European Commission to verify:

  • Can the EC confirm the Ukrainian side´s interest in the Bulgarian Belene equipment to be bought and exported to Ukraine?
  • Is it possible that funds from the European Union could be used for this deal?
  • Is any type of funding of nuclear reactors in Ukraine, be it Khmelnitzky or another site, possible with EC financial support? Could EIB or EBRD be involved in nuclear project financing?