Posted 23 декабря 2022, 06:47

Published 23 декабря 2022, 06:47

Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022, 22:38

Russia delivered the first batch of nuclear fuel to Hungary bypassing Ukraine

23 декабря 2022, 06:47
Hungary received from Russia the first batch of nuclear fuel for the nuclear power plant in Paks along a new route - through Bulgaria and Romania, bypassing Ukraine, through which the fuel was transported earlier.

According to Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, the route change is good news.

“As rail transportation through Ukraine and air transportation through northern Central Europe became impossible, a new solution was required,” he wrote on his social media page.

The fuel arrived by sea in Bulgaria, where it was loaded onto a train and transported through Romania to Hungary. On December 22, the fuel was unloaded at the nuclear power plant. The volume is enough to operate the station for several months.

Hungary demanded from the EU countries not to include Russian nuclear energy in the next package of sanctions. Together with Russia, the country is building the Paks-2 nuclear power plant.