Rosatom must be stopped now, before it is too late – DiXi Group President in the European Parliament
President of DiXi Group Think Tank Olena Pavlenko called on the members of the European Parliament to stop the spread of Russian nuclear influence in the world during the Sanctions Against Russia’s Nuclear Industry Conference.
Rosatom is currently the largest company in terms of NPP construction plans. In the coming years, it plans to build more than 30 nuclear facilities around the world. For example, in Turkey, the Russians plan not only to build but also to operate a nuclear power plant. You can only imagine the risk of allowing this to happen. At some point, we will have a similar situation with Hungary, which is actually dependent on russia. We have to stop this in order to prevent other countries from becoming dependent on Russian technology and terror,” said DiXi Group President Olena Pavlenko.
The expert explained that Rosatom is not a single company but a conglomerate of 360 companies operating in various fields, such as research and science. Most of them have not been sanctioned and can be freely used for military purposes. Together, they control 38% of the world market for enriched uranium and 17% of the nuclear fuel market, which they supply to a large number of European reactors. Therefore, for the sake of security, countries need to find a substitute for russian fuel and implement sanctions against the russian nuclear industry.
“You need to make some efforts to replace Rosatom, but it is possible. This should be a political decision that will remove russian companies related to the nuclear industry from international scientific projects. You need to include them in the sanctions list and withdraw russian representatives from management bodies at the IAEA as well as block the cooperation of Western companies with Rosatom on new nuclear projects. If not to do it? Many countries may suffer due to russian nuclear terrorism in the long run,” said Olena Pavlenko.
The participants of the event also discussed Rosatom’s relationship with the russian state, the current state of sanctions in nuclear energy, the relationship between European companies and Rosatom as well as the interdependence of Europe and russia in the nuclear industry.
As a reminder, DiXi Group analysts proposed a comprehensive plan to reduce the dependence of the international energy sector on the Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom.