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The Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov denied Ukrainian suggestions that Russian forces were preparing to withdraw from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russia-rejects-claims-it-plans-to-leave-Zaporizhzh

Russia is offering new technologies and to improve the efficiency of the nuclear fuel cycle at India’s Kudankulam NPP, according to Alexander Ugryumov, senior vice-president for research and development at Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL. These solutions can enhance the efficiency of the existing VVER-1000 reactors at Kudankulam, as well as those under construction, he said.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-offers-new-fuel-solutions-for-india-10384351

Central Asian nation has expressed interest in Moscow’s RITM-200N technology The Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek. The Central Asian country says it is interested in Russia’s small modular reactor technology. Kyrgyzstan is looking into the possibility of building its first nuclear power plant, potentially a Russian-supplied small modular reactor, to tackle frequent energy shortages.

The country’s energy ministry signed a cooperation document with a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, the ministry said in a statement.

The energy ministry said the document concerns “the preparation of a feasibility study on the construction of a low-power nuclear power plant in Kyrgyzstan”.

The ministry gave no details of what type of reactor technology it is considering or what the schedule for the country’s first commercial nuclear plant might be.

In January Kyrgyzstan expressed an interest in Russia’s progress in developing SMR technology, but said it had not made a decision whether it will push ahead with a project to build one.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/country-eyes-first-reactor-as-it-signs-nuclear-agreement-with-russia-11-5-2022

A launch ceremony at the Baltic Shipyard saw Victoria Abramchenko, a Deputy Prime Minister with a brief covering environmental issues, become the 'godmother' of the Yakutia and President Vladimir Putin give the command to launch the icebreaker by video.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Yakutia-nuclear-icebreaker-launched

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) has once again lost access to external electricity and is instead relying on its emergency diesel generators for the power it needs for reactor cooling and other essential nuclear safety and security functions, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 23 November, using information provided by the IAEA staff on the site.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-grossi-holds-talks-with-russia-10381234

The XII International Forum Atomexpo-2022 was held in Sochi (Russia) on November 21-22, attracting the heads of key companies in the global nuclear industry, government agencies, international and public organisations. This year, the forum was attended by about 2,500 people from 65 countries. Discussions were held on a wide range of issues including green financing, digital engineering, construction of new NPPs, raw material supply for the nuclear fuel cycle, prospects for the development of onshore small modular reactors (SMRs) and the role of social movements in popularising the nuclear industry. A number of documents were also signed on the sidelines of the forum.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsatomexpo-attracts-65-countries-10381392

Fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) has signed contract documents with the Egypt Atomic Energy Organisation (EAEA) for the supply of low enriched nuclear fuel components for Egypt’s ETRR-2 research reactor.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstvel-to-supply-of-fuel-for-egypts-research-reactor-egypt-10381409

All four of Ukraine's operating nuclear power plants were automatically disconnected from the power grid on Wednesday "as a result of a decrease in frequency in the power system" caused by missile strikes damaging the country's energy infrastructure.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-doing-everything-possible-to-restore-nucl

Following the shelling which caused damage in and around Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Mariano Grossi has met Rosatom's director general to discuss the situation, and possible safety measures.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-s-Grossi-holds-candid-talks-with-Rosatom-over

The agreement between Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, part of Russia’s TVEL, and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency, is for supplies of low-enriched fuel components for the ETRR-2 research reactor.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TVEL-signs-contract-for-Egypt-research-reactor-fue