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Russia, Ukraine to consider joint atomic project

RIA Novosti

15:52 19/07/2010

MOSCOW, July 19 (RIA Novosti) - Russian and Ukrainian experts will discuss setting up a joint nuclear generation project on Tuesday, Ukraine's major energy company said.

"A Russian-Ukraine meeting on equipment supplies to power stations in Russia and other countries will take place on July 20, 2010, at the Turboatom headquarters," Turboatom said in statement.

"In addition, the meeting will discuss conditions for the creation of a joint Russian-Ukrainian standard generation unit project to be constructed in a number of countries," the statement added.

The meeting will involve experts from leading Russian and Ukrainian atomic energy companies.

Economic and political ties between Russia and Ukraine have strengthened significantly since Viktor Yanukovych replaced pro-Western Viktor Yushchenko as president in late February.

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