Russia has suspended cooperation agreements in research and development in nuclear and energy spheres with the United States. This was reported on the government website. What impact can have this decision , “MK” asked the expert.
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The document, which defined the areas of cooperation between Russia and the United States in the field of nuclear safety and innovative fuels was signed in 2013. That the United States has suspended the contract on his part became known in 2014.
“In April 2014, Rosatom state Corporation a letter was received from the office of the U.S. Department of energy at the US Embassy in Moscow, in which, with reference to the instructions received from Washington, reported on the suspension of cooperation in the field of nuclear energy in connection with the events in Ukraine”, – said on the government website. The letter also noted that Moscow remains the possibility of cooperation under the agreement “when it is justified from the point of view of the General context of relations with the United States.”
The suspension of cooperation Washington then explained the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Moscow explained their actions, as in the case of termination of the agreement on plutonium, explained US actions that “directly touched upon areas of cooperation”.
The expert of the Analytical center of MGIMO, Leonid GUSEV believes that Russia such a decision is only “stating a fact” that countries will not engage in joint research. The expert believes that Russia did this two years ago when she received a letter from the office of the U.S. Department of energy at the US Embassy in Moscow, because they hoped that relations with the US can resume. “Now from the American people clearly stated that they are with us and not want to communicate with us, – said Gusev. – Moreover, we are hoping to trump, but now his statements on Russia are not much different from what he says Hillary Clinton”. Therefore, Russia and made this statement “pile up,” says Gusev. Neither of which severance of diplomatic relations between Russia and the United States, according to experts, speech can not go. “Even during the Cold war, when there was Caribbean crisis, we have not severed diplomatic relations, and there have indeed reached the extreme, he explains. Is not the cold war, I would call it a “cold” or “podgorodinskiy” relations between the two countries”. The expert noted that the cooperation in the scientific field, especially in such an important as a nuclear program is certainly good, because it is aimed at the development of humanity as a whole. If it stops, it can cause difficulties in the exchange of information between countries. “Research is not the primary sphere of cooperation between Russia and the United States – concluded Gusev. – Despite the fact. What we have is reciprocal “speaking” against each other, will continue cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation, counter-terrorism, particularly in Syria, will continue and cooperation on Afghanistan.”