The ministry, quoting remarks by Energy Minister Yuri Prodan during a visit to the plant, said authorities wanted to ensure `smooth financing` for the project,
which will bring to 17 the number of reactors operating in the ex-Soviet state.
It gave no details of costs or financing, but said the reactors would be brought on stream by the end of 2016.
Twenty-two years after the fire and explosion at the Chernobyl power plant, the world`s worst civil nuclear accident, few in Ukraine question the need to rely on and expand the use of nuclear power.
Ukraine`s four stations, with a capacity of 13,835 megawatts, account for 46.4 percent of all electricity produced.
The Khmelnitsky station`s first reactor went on stream in 1987 in Soviet times, while the second, left unfinished for many years amid post-Soviet financing difficulties, was completed in 2004 with help from the European Union.
Both are 1,000-megawatt pressurised water reactors.
The RBMK reactor that exploded at Chernobyl on April 26, 1986, found to contain many design faults, is no longer produced in the former Soviet Union.
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