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The government of Russia has suspended cooperation with the US in the nuclear field

Moscow has suspended the agreement between Russia and the USA on cooperation in research and scientific developments in the nuclear and energy sectors. In addition, the termination of the agreement between Rosatom and the US Department of energy on the translation of research reactors to low-enriched uranium.

photo: Mikhail Kovalev

On the website of the government of Russia appeared the texts of the orders of October 4, concerning the suspension of cooperation of Moscow and Washington in the nuclear field.

So order No. 2071-R terminates the agreement, signed on 7 December 2010 between the state Corporation “Rosatom” and the Ministry of energy of the United States. Then the parties agreed to cooperate in conducting studies of the possible conversion of six Russian research reactors to use low enriched uranium fuel.

In the text of the order States that the sanctions imposed by the US against Russia, “directly addressed the areas of cooperation under the Agreement”.

A second Executive order No. 2072-R suspend the operation of the agreement of 2013 signed between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of USA about cooperation in research and development in nuclear and energy spheres.

In the text of the order of the Russian Cabinet also indicated that the Bureau of the U.S. Department of energy at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow sent to the Rosatom letter, which announced the suspension of cooperation in the field of nuclear energy in connection with the events in Ukraine. In that letter it was mentioned that instructions came from Washington.

At the disposal of the Russian government noted that this was a gross violation of all these agreements and that the United States unilaterally refused from bilateral meetings in these areas. In this regard, the Russian government also decides on the termination of the agreements.

We will remind that earlier Russia has suspended the agreement with the United States plutonium

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