MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. Ukraine was conducting talks with foreign companies on their assistance in creating uranium enrichment enterprises, a source in one of Russian agencies told TASS.
He pointed out that lately Ukraine "has increased the geologic exploration of deep layers in the vicinity of operating uranium mines as well as the development of prospective uranium deposits," particularly, in the Nikolaev, Dnepropetrovsk and Kirovograd Regions. "Simultaneously, Ukrainian representatives initiated dialogue with foreign companies on providing assistance to Ukraine in creating its own uranium enrichment facilities on the country’s territory," the source said.
"Due to this, it is remarkable that at the Zheltye Vody hydrometallurgical plant, the processing of the concentrate of uranium oxide from the ore quarried in Ukraine is already underway which can be used in the uranium enrichment process in gas centrifuges without additional processing or purification," the source added.