About half of the uranium for U.S. nuclear power plants comes from Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

The American leadership will not impose sanctions against Russian uranium as part of the ban on energy imports from the Russian Federation and new investments in the Russian energy sector. This was reported by Reuters on Wednesday, citing a source.

According to the publication, about half of the uranium needed for the operation of American nuclear power plants comes to the United States from Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Earlier, U.S. President Joe Biden signed a decree banning energy imports from Russia and new investments in the Russian energy sector. Despite this, the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday is expected to vote on a bill previously agreed by the relevant committees of both chambers of the U.S. legislature, also suggesting a ban on the import of Russian oil to the United States. The vote was originally scheduled for Tuesday. In addition, the initiative gives the head of the U.S. administration the authority to increase trade duties on products from Russia and Belarus. According to the bill, the U.S. representative at the trade negotiations will also have to strive to achieve the freezing of Russia’s participation in the World Trade Organization and the suspension of Belarus’ accession to it.