The agreement whereby nuclear material will transported through Transcarpathia has been signed
Ukraine signed the agreement with the governments of Russia and Hungary on cooperation in the transportation of nuclear materials.
The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation, the Government of Hungary and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on cooperation in the transportation of nuclear materials between Russia and Hungary via Ukraine was signed in Kyiv, on October 17.
This was reported by the Communications Department of the "Rosatom" State Corporation.
According to the report, on the Russian side the agreement was signed by the deputy general director of the "Rosatom" state corporation Nikolai Spassky, on the Hungarian side - by the General Director of the State Office for Nuclear Energy of Hungary Josef Ronaki, on the Ukrainian side - by the head of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine Olena Mykolaychuk.
The agreement defines the basic principles of transportation of nuclear materials between Russia and Hungary. It is designed to replace the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation, the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Hungary on cooperation in the transportation of nuclear fuel between Hungary and Russia through Ukraine dd. December 29, 1992.
As noted in the report, since the signing of that agreement the situation in the world and in the participating countries has changed significantly. The legal framework that regulates the complex issues of nuclear energy has been substantially developed.
The world's requirements for nuclear safety has significantly increased, particularly in view of the lessons of the accident at the NPP "Fukushima". "The cooperation between three countries on nuclear energy is going to the new level", - the report says.