Russia ready to discuss financial issues on building new nuclear power plant in Armenia, says PM Mishustin

 14:48, 8 June 2023

YEREVAN, JUNE 8, ARMENPRESS. Russia is ready to discuss the financial issues and parameters of building nuclear power plants in the territories of Eurasian Economic Union members, including Armenia, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at the Eurasia Is My Home exhibition which was attended by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

The heads of government were briefed on Rosatom’s most effective plant, a joint Russian-Belarusian project. This nuclear power plant has two reactors with 1200 megawatt capacity. The first unit is already operational while the second is undergoing tests. Mishustin told Pashinyan at the expo that Belarusian companies financed a bit over 40% of the costs.

Rosatom chief Alexey Likhachev said that they are responsible for adhering to the strictest norms of Russia and the IAEA -  quality, efficiency and safety.

PM Pashinyan said that he was briefed that Rosatom isn’t offering reactors with capacity lower than 1200MW.

Likhachev told Pashinyan that Rosatom can build reactors with capacities of 1000, 600 or 400 MW, but it would be more expensive.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS