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    US to Spend $60 Mln on Russian Nuclear Security Despite Sanctions

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    The United States Department of Energy might spend over $60 million on nuclear security activities in Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United States Department of Energy (DOE) might spend over $60 million on nuclear security activities in Russia despite the US and European Union (EU) sanctions, imposed on Moscow over the country’s alleged role in the escalation of Ukrainian crisis, the Washington Free Beacon said Friday.

    The DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) “has budgeted the funds to be spent this year through an international organization called the Multilateral Nuclear Environmental Program in Russia (MNEPR),” news website read, citing administration sources.

    NNSA spokesperson Derrick Robinson did not reject this information and said that US-Russian dialogue on nuclear security issues plays a great role in diminishing the level of nuclear terrorism threat.

    He added that the United States has worked with Russia for a long time in order to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

    The United States and the European Union, as well as some other Western nations, have accused Moscow of escalating the crisis in Ukraine, and imposed economic sanctions on Russia to exert a change in Kremlin policy. Moscow repeatedly denied any involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, continuing its efforts aimed at peaceful resolution to the situation.

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