Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
310 Somerset St., West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0J9
Via Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Date: 29 October 2009
Dear Yulia Tymoshenko:As the Prime Minister of Ukraine, as well as a candidate in the upcoming Presidential elections, you carry a heavy responsibility to promote and ensure energy self-sufficiency for Ukraine -- in the field of nuclear energy, as well as oil and natural gas.
"I suspect that the real motive behind the U.S./European/Russian attitude towards Iran’s nuclear program is not to preclude the development of nuclear weapons; it is to preclude the development of nuclear technology for the production of electricity outside of U.S./European/Russian control. The “West”/Russia are establishing a stranglehold on the world’s oil and natural gas supplies; they appear to want to establish a similar stranglehold on nuclear fission reactor technology."
In my opinion, second-world countries (such as Iran and Ukraine) and even third-world countries should be encouraged (rather than discouraged) to develop nuclear programs to produce electricity for their citizens. This would contribute to third-world development (and eventually world peace) far more than all the billions in "foreign aid", presently being dumped into black holes and magically reappearing in the bank accounts of the "international money mafia". Ukraine must not succumb to the mechanations of the American and Israeli war-mongers.KIPT
I am not intimately familiar with the expertise in nuclear energy available within Ukraine. Nevertheless, it is recognized that the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology (KIPT) pioneered the establishment of nuclear physics research within the Soviet Union in 1932. Many famous scientists were associated with this Institute and, despite the Holodomor and the Great Terror of the 1930s, it remains a very competent institution to this day. (See "Laboratory No. 1: Nuclear Physics in Ukraine" by Yurij Ranyuk, AKTA 2005, ISBN 966-7021-93-9 -- in Ukrainian.)
Perhaps KIPT and similar institutions within Ukraine could be asked to develop a strategy for the optimum development of nuclear reactor technology and a complete nuclear fuel cycle for existing and future reactors. Although existing reactors within Ukraine are of the VVER-1000 and VVER-440 types, there is no reason to preclude the establishment of other types of reactors. This may entail collaboration with other countries, including the Russian Federation and the United States. What is important is that the design, construction, operation and fueling be carried out on Ukrainian soil controlled by citizens of Ukraine.CANADA