Ukraine terminates agreement with Russia on cooperation in nuclear energy

27 August, 09:24 PM
A Russian soldier on the territory of the occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP (Photo:REUTERS / Alexander Ermochenko)

A Russian soldier on the territory of the occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP (Photo:REUTERS / Alexander Ermochenko)

The Cabinet of Ministers terminated the agreement between the governments of Ukraine and Russia on scientific, technical and economic cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, a Ukrainian government official said on Aug. 27.

Representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in the Verkhovna Rada Taras Melnychuk said on his Telegram channel that Ukraine would halt cooperation with Russia in the nuclear field.

In particular, the agreement between the government of Ukraine and the government of Russia on scientific, technical and economic cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, which was signed on Jan. 14, 1993 in Moscow, has been terminated.

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Earlier, Russia blocked a key UN document on nuclear weapons, the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, over the issue of control over Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, which Russia currently occupies.

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