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Scoop of the day: Enerhoatom, Westinghouse to build two nuclear units

Scoop of the day: Enerhoatom, Westinghouse to build two nuclear units

Nuclear energy

The US company Westinghouse and Ukraine's atomic energy company Enerhoatom have signed an agreement to launch a pilot project to build two new AP1000 power units at the Khmelnytskyy NPP.

One of the agreements signed on 22 November envisages the purchase of services from the US company for the design of power units, while another envisages the purchase of a simulator and equipment with a long service life.

Later in the day, Enerhoatom reported a hacking attack on its website following which the company lost access to its press centre reports.

Belarusian electricity

Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko has confirmed the resumption of electricity imports from Belarus as of 21 November. However, he added that Ukraine did not count on a stable supply of electricity from this country.

Coal

The Cabinet of Ministers has not approved any official documents on Ukraine's plans to give up coal generation by 2035 as part of the international initiative Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA), Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanyshyna has said, according to Interfax-Ukraine. Consultations are underway.

Donbas

Russia has stepped up disinformation efforts, including by falsely accusing Ukraine of preparing a "military attack" in Donbas, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter.

"It is official: Ukraine is not planning a military offensive in Donbas. We are committed to finding a political and diplomatic solution to the conflict," he said.

Kuleba added that Ukraine, together with Germany and France, was working hard to revive the Normandy format.

Ukrainians evacuated from Syria

Fourteen Ukrainian nationals - three women and 11 children - were evacuated from Syria to Kyiv on 22 November. They were in the Al-Hawl refugee camp in north-eastern Syria.

"This is the largest group of Ukrainians who have been able to return home in the entire period of evacuation operations from that country. The humanitarian mission was jointly prepared by the presidential office, the Foreign Ministry and the Defence Ministry. The negotiation process involving Ukrainian diplomats has lasted several months," the presidential office said.

Media

Former editorial team members of Ukraine's prominent English-language daily The Kyiv Post, who were dismissed by its owner Adnan Kivan earlier this month, have launched a new project, The Kyiv Independent.

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