Pokhititelyam urana s ChAES vyneseny prigovory
On 27 August 1996, four men were sentenced in a Kiev regional court for stealing and attempting to sell 5.3 kg of fresh nuclear fuel from unit four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Chornobyl). Viktor Tsvetkov, an engineer at the plant, and Nikolai Kolesnikov, the director of the local trading company 'Asket,' were each sentenced to three years in prison and half of their assets were confiscated. Igor Kabachenko and Mikhail Bobyrin (sic - referred to as 'Bobyrev' in two other reports), workers at the Chernobyl plant who assisted Tsvetkov with the theft, were each sentenced to two years in prison. Konstantin Gladkov, who is believed to have ordered the material, is currently under investigation. [For more detailed information on this case, please see the entries below for 17 August 1996 and 26 July 1996.]
Abstract Number: 19961730
Headline: Pokhititelyam urana s ChAES vyneseny prigovory
Date: 31 August 1996
Bibliography: Segodnya, p. 5
Author: Zakhar Butyrskiy
Material: nuclear fuel
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This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.