Russia has suspended cooperation with the US on research in the nuclear field

MOSCOW, 5 Dec — RIA Novosti. Moscow is suspending the agreement between Russia and the USA on cooperation in scientific research and development in nuclear and energy spheres, it follows from the orders issued by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The agreement provided for joint work of Russian and American specialists in the field of nuclear energy, which would save time and resources in conducting fundamental and applied research.

“Actions taken by the United States in connection with the introduction of sanctions against Russia, directly addressed the areas of cooperation under the agreement”, — stated in the help document.

According to the government, in April 2014 the state Corporation “Rosatom” received a letter from the office of the U.S. Department of energy at the US Embassy in Moscow, in which, with reference to the instructions from Washington reported the suspension of cooperation in the field of nuclear energy in connection with the events in Ukraine.

“This American party is a material breach of the terms of the agreement, the purpose of which is to promote cooperation between the parties in research and development in nuclear and energy spheres and the creation of such cooperation is stable, reliable and predictable basis”, — explained in the help.

A cooperation agreement Russia and the United States signed on 16 September 2013 in Vienna. It defines directions of scientific-technical cooperation in the field of use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, including nuclear safety, designing of nuclear power plants, innovative types of reactor fuel, the use of nuclear and radiation technologies in medicine and industry, the management of radioactive waste.