Photo by L.Kucher State-run enterprise Energoatom, the operator of Ukrainian-based nuclear power plants, received UAH 1.113 billion (US$43.92 million) of net profit in January-June 2019 (H1 2019), which is 65% less year-over-year (y-o-y). The nuclear energy giant&#39;s net profit from product sales over the period under review grew by 12.3% y-o-y, to UAH 23.306 billion (US$919.73 million) from UAH 20.747 billion (US$818.74 million). Read alsoUkraine buys nuclear fuel worth US$69 mln, most supplies arrive from Sweden The cost of sales in H1 2019 rose by 13.6% and amounted to UAH 17.704 billion (US$698.65 million), while gross profit slightly grew to UAH 5.601 billion (US$221.03 million). Other operating expenses of the company in January-June increased by 7.6 times, to UAH 3.083 billion (US$121.66 million). UNIAN memo. Energoatom is Ukraine&#39;s largest electricity producer, accounting for about 50% of the country&#39;s overall power output. Energoatom is responsible for the safe operation of the country&#39;s nuclear power plants.