BOSTON, November 8 (RIA Novosti) — The framework agreements between ROSATOM and US Department of Energy continue to hold good, Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak said Saturday.
"They remain in force. How they are being implemented in practice I, frankly speaking, have not been following of late; however, I have not received any information that they [the agreements] have been gone back on," Kislyak said.
Kislyak added the agreements continued to be advantageous to both sides despite a slowdown in the pace of such cooperation at times of difficulties.
Relations between Russia and the West have gone downhill on account of the situation in Ukraine, where a profound political crisis started this February. The West denounced Crimea's reunification with Russia, accusing Russia of redrawing borders. Moscow, however, reminded that the reunification was supported by 97 percent of Crimea's population.