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    The White House is aware of the reports about Russia’s decision to suspend the Russian-US agreement on cooperation in nuclear- and energy-related R&D work, White House spokesperson Mark Stroh told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Russian government announced in a directive that Moscow suspends the agreement on nuclear and energy cooperation.

    “We have seen these reports,” Stroh stated when asked to comment on the suspension.

    According to the directive, an agreement between Russia's Rosatom nuclear corporation and the US Department of Energy on studying the feasibility of converting six Russian scientific reactors to low-enriched uranium fuel has been terminated as part of the suspension.

    The directive said actions taken by the United States related to the introduction of sanctions against Russia in connection with the events in Ukraine have directly affected the areas of cooperation under the agreement.

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