NOVO-OGARYOVO (Moscow region) (Sputnik) — Russia is exploring the possibilities of participation in construction of the new power unit of the Armenian nuclear power plant (NPP), according to the documents on the working visit of President Serzh Sargsyan to Russia.
"Along with assisting in ensuring the safe operation of the Armenian nuclear power plant, the Russian side is studying the possibility of participation in the construction of new power unit," the document said.
Russia and Armenia signed a deal in 2014 to cooperate on the issue of extending the service life of the second reactor.
The Armenian Nuclear Power Plant was put into operation in 1980. The plant’s operations were halted in 1989 due to an earthquake, and resumed again in 1995.
The European Union has been calling on Armenia to suspend the NPP’s operations for several years.