UKRAINE SHOULD ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN STRATEGIC RESERVE

By Michael Gor

Ukrainian society is sufficiently well informed about the situation with gas, coal. But the theme options and stocks of nuclear fuel - at the periphery of public attention, although it is well known that the main suppliers for Ukrainian NPPs is Russia. Ukraine annually buys fuel for approximately $ 600 million. The scale in monetary terms, of course, be compared with the gas, which until recently was purchased for the sum of an average of more than $ 12 billion. Per year. But potential problems with nuclear power are no less palpable than gas or coal.

Regional security – common interest of Germany and Baltic States

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck. Taking part in the meeting on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall were also Latvian President Andris Bērziņš and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. The presidents discussed the security situation in the region and ways to counter newly emerging threats.