Daily Archives: 3.8.2020

Astravets nuclear power plant

Today Helsingin Sanomat published an article “Venäläisen voimalan varjossa” (In the shadow of the Russian power plant), telling a story of the Astravets nuclear power plant. The power plant is the first one to be built in Belarus after the Chernobyl disaster – in the country that took the harshest consequences of the nuclear accident.

Commenting on the issue, Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen encourages not to look at the nuclear sector separately –

Different sectors are interconnected. Nuclear diplomacy is an extension of hydrocarbon culture. Russia finances the nuclear power plant trade with oil and gas money

Read the full article online at Helsingin Sanomat.