Today the Russian Atomic Energy Ministry and the Ukrainian Energy Ministry are planning to sign a protocol on cooperation in 2003, Russian Atomic Energy Minister Alexander Rumyantsev declared at a news conference in Moscow today. According to him, this document will be signed at his meeting with Ukrainian Energy Minister Sergey Yermilov. The minister stressed that this protocol would envisage the possibility for its annual prolongation. The document stipulates supplies of nuclear fuel to Ukraine and returning of spent nuclear fuel to Russia. Moreover, at the meeting the ministers will consider the question of completing the construction of the fourth reactor of the Rovno and the second reactor of the Khmelnitsk nuclear power plants.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed