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Jorge Lanata linked the business of Russian nuclear power plants with the arrival of Sputnik V


He argued that Kirchnerism and the Putin government want to refloat these investments. The role of Cristina Kirchner.

06/13/2021 10:37 PM

  • Clarí

  • Politics

Updated 06/13/2021 10:38 PM

The journalist Jorge Lanata linked

the arrival of

Sputnik V

with Russia's interest in building nuclear power plants in the country

in his Journalism for All program


According to the report, the plan to launch these energy businesses with the country governed by Vladimir Putin

was reactivated with the return of Kirchnerism to power

and thanks to a kind of diplomacy associated with the vaccines against the coronavirus produced by the Gamaleya Institute of origin. Russian and controlled by Vladimir Putin.

In addition, in the PPT report they highlighted that Vice President Cristina Kirchner herself

appointed her own personnel in key energy sectors

since the Frente de Todos assumed power. 

Always according to PPT, these negotiations to promote nuclear energy with Russian technology

walk in parallel with the arrival of Sputnik V in Argentina.

Vladimir Putin to then-President Cristina Kirchner in 2014 during an official visit from the Russian.

According to Lanata, Kirchnerism has been since at least 2008 trying to

close those contracts with the Russians


That year, the then Secretary of Energy, Daniel Cameron, advanced with the first negotiations.

In 2011 it was refloated and in 2014 Cristina Kirchner announced in an official visit of the Russian president to Argentina that a Russian nuclear power plant would begin to be built in Argentina.

With the arrival of Mauricio Macri, that plan cooled down, but the return of Kirchnerism to power revitalized it.

In the report, the former director of Macri's nuclear area, Julián Gadano, assured that

Argentina does not need these nuclear power plants and even argued that Putin offers obsolete technology.

In the same vein, former Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie opined. 

As Lanata described, since Alberto Fernández took office

there has been a K advance on the energy area


They appointed Federico Basualdo - who had an intern with Martín Guzmán for the rates - as Undersecretary of Energy;

Darío Martínez as Secretary of Energy and Pablo González -a Santa Cruz native and former vice of Alicia Kirchner- assumed in YPF.

In addition, Lanata assured that

in the nuclear area they also named people linked to the vice.

A month and a half ago, they changed the leadership of the state-owned company Nucleoeléctrica Argentina, which controls the electric power business, and José Luis Antúnez, who presided over the company during Cristina's administration, took office.

They also placed Isidro Baschar as director of Nucleoeléctrica who, according to PPT,

is identified in the sector as a man from Sabino Vaca Narvaja,

Argentine ambassador to China and the vice's most trusted.

To support Russia's nuclear advance in the country, they cited statements by the Russian ambassador to Argentina, Dmitry Feoktistov, who admitted the initiative. "We proposed to build the plant, own it and operate it," he said, adding the details of the plan: "The construction of a large plant, medium reactors and, third, a floating nuclear plant."

In addition, they

cited a letter sent at the time by Rosatom Latin America

- the subsidiary of the Russian company for the region that is responsible for managing nuclear energy in that country and investments in the world - to the site In that note,

the president of the Russian company Ivan Dybov admits the current negotiations.

"We are discussing with our Argentine colleagues the possibility of a strategic alliance based on the competitive advantages of our countries, for a mutually beneficial cooperation in projects of nuclear power plants of high and low power", writes Dybov.

They also recalled that when

Martín Guzman traveled to Europe two months ago he also visited Russia

and added that he met with Rosatom representatives, information that, they said, was confirmed by Minister Guzman's team. 

Source: clarin

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