20 Nov 2009 11:58

Ukraine hopes to sign deal with Russia in nuclear power sector soon - Tymoshenko

YALTA. Nov 20 (Interfax) - Russia and Ukraine will sign a strategic contract within the next few months that will address cooperation in the nuclear power sector during the period up to 2020, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said.

"It [the contract] is ready for signing. I believe that we will be able to complete work on this important document within the next few months, which will give us stability for the coming years," Tymoshenko said at a session of the two countries' committee for business cooperation.

A similar contract Russia and Ukraine have today expires in 2011, she said.

Ukraine expects to receive an opportunity to work together with the International Uranium Enrichment Center in Russia's Angarsk, and it also wants Russia to help build two power generating units at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant and to provide them with raw materials, Tymoshenko said.