KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukraine is planning to terminate a construction agreement for a nuclear fuel production facility to be built with Russia, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchishin said Tuesday.
"The agreement has not yet been terminated, but we will cancel it, as they [TVEL] do not comply with their obligations, either," Demchishin told reporters.
The Russian side said it had fully fulfilled the obligations related to the project in a timely manner.
The contract termination comes amid strained Russia-Ukraine relations, as Kiev, along with its Western allies, refuses to recognize the legitimacy of Crimea's reunification with Russia, and blames Moscow for an alleged involvement in the Ukraine crisis. Russia has denied the claims.
As Russia-Ukraine relations soured, Kiev turned to US nuclear fuel makers for some of its power plants.