The President of the Czech Republic excluded Russia and China from the construction of a new unit of the NPP – UNIAN

The so-called low-carbon law establishes a rule according to which only the nuclear technologies of the member states of the Agreement on Public Procurement under the auspices of the WTO can be used in the Czech Republic. Russia and China are not among them.

Commissioning of Dukovany NPP unit is planned for 2036 / photo UNIAN, Vladimir Gontar

The President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman has signed a law that excludes the possibility of participation of companies from Russia and China in the tender for the construction of a new power unit of the Dukovany NPP.

Reports about it Radio Liberty with reference to the Czech media.

The so-called low-carbon law establishes a rule according to which only the nuclear technologies of the member states of the Agreement on Public Procurement under the auspices of the WTO, which entered into force in 1996, can be used in the Czech Republic. Russia and China are not such countries.

At present, technologies directly or indirectly related to prohibited suppliers cannot be used in the construction and maintenance of a new unit of the Czech NPP.

Following reports of Russian intelligence involvement in the 2014 explosions at an ammunition depot in Vrbetice in the east, the Czech government has indicated that Russia’s Rosatom is unlikely to be able to claim a contract to complete the Dukovany nuclear power plant.

Earlier, Russian Rosatom, American Westinghouse, Chinese China General Nuclear Power, French EdF and South Korean KHNP submitted applications for participation in the tender for the construction of a new power unit of the Dukovany NPP.

The commissioning of the new unit is scheduled for 2036.

Earlier, the Czech Republic said that Russia was internationally responsible for the explosions at an ammunition depot in the village of Vrbetice. The damage was estimated at more than $ 30 million.

Czech accusations against Russia

  • The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andriy Babish stated that there were well-founded suspicions that Russian special services were involved in the explosions of ammunition depots in the Czech Republic in 2014.
  • The Czech Foreign Ministry expelled 18 Russian diplomats. According to the Foreign Ministry, they were identified as members of the Russian secret services.
  • The Czech police have announced the search for two Russian citizens who used passports in the name of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov during a visit to Prague and the Zlín Region on October 11-16, 2014.
  • According to Czech media, an explosion at an ammunition depot in the Czech Vrbetice complex in 2014 was most likely staged by Russian agents to disrupt arms supplies. In particular – for law enforcement agencies of Ukraine.

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