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Russia says Ukraine deal to buy U.S. nuclear fuel poses safety risks

Russia says Ukraine deal to buy U.S. nuclear fuel poses safety risks

Russia's Foreign Ministry accused Ukraine of endangering public safety in Europe with its decision to buy nuclear fuel for its Soviet-built nuclear plants from a U.S. supplier, saying Ukrainian leaders had failed to learn anything from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster about safe nuclear energy usage. "Moscow was somehow alarmed" over the deal announced earlier in the day by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk for Kiev to buy fuel for its nuclear plants from U.S. company Westinghouse through the year 2020, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website. "Consequences of possible accidents and meltdowns will be the full responsibility of the Ukrainian...

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