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EU to allocate €70 mln to Ukraine to build protective structures for Chernobyl reactor

April 27, 2015, 19:55 UTC+3 KIEV
The construction of a new safe confinement, known as New Shelter, at the Chernobyl nuclear plant is estimated at €1.425 billion
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Chernobyl nuclear plant

Chernobyl nuclear plant

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KIEV, April 27. /TASS/. The European Union will allocate €70 million to Ukraine to build protective structures in the zone of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday after the Ukraine-EU summit.

Earlier, while visiting the Chernobyl plant, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine had to "bear the burden of the Chernobyl disaster" alone.

The construction of a new safe confinement, known as New Shelter, at the Chernobyl nuclear plant is estimated at €1.425 billion. Some €500 million is needed to complete the project, said Viktor Zalizetsky, a deputy head of the Shelter project.

 

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