Sunday, 11 April 2010

Russia may lend $5-6 billion to Ukraine for nuclear reactors

MOSCOW, April 10- Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Saturday Russia may lend $5-6 billion to Ukraine to construct two nuclear reactors, while promising to think about a new deal on gas supply prices.

"We discussed co-operation on nuclear energy... a possibility is to lend $5-6 billion to construct the third and fourth reactors for Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Station," Putin said after the meeting with Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.

Regarding the gas issue Putin said the Ukrainian proposals were interesting.

"I admit we can achieve a solution, to a large extent it is a matter of calculation... it needs to be worked out. We should think and wait," Putin said.

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