US Department of Energy
At present, there are 16 Soviet built reactors operating in the ex-Soviet republics in varying states of repair. Armenia was operating two VVER-440 type reactors but one has since shut down. Lithuania is operating two Chernobyl–style RBMK-1000 reactors. Kazakhstan is operating a BN-350 fast neutron reactor. Ukraine is operating a total of 12 reactors (two VVER-440s and 10 VVER-1000s) at present after the Chernobyl disaster hut down four of its reactors. But Ukraine is planning on building two more reactors in the coming years.
The Lithuanian Environment Protection Ministry should make the final decision about the site for the new NPP in March.comments
The Armenian Environmental Minister, Vartan Aivazyan stated his intentions for creating the joint enterprise during negotiations with Rosatom’s Sergei Kirienko, who has likewise asserted that Russia is prepared to sign onto a cooperative agreement.comments