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US expresses readiness to help Russia in liquidation of consequences of oil spill in Arctic

Source : 112 Ukraine

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country is ready to offer Russia its technical expertise, despite disagreements between Washington and Moscow
11:20, 7 June 2020

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The US State Department announced Washington’s readiness to assist Russia in eliminating the consequences of an oil spill in the Arctic. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated this on Twitter.

"It's sad to hear about a fuel spill in Norilsk, Russia. Despite our differences, the United States is ready to help Russia mitigate this environmental disaster and offer our technical expertise," Pompeo wrote.

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On May 29, near the city of Norilsk, 20 thousand tons of diesel fuel leaked into the Ambarnaya River, staining the water with a crimson-red color. Fuel oil has spread 12 km from the scene of the accident. The area of ​​350 square meters. km was polluted. It is assumed that the oil leak occurred as a result of the destruction of the tank at the power plant of NTEC (Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company), a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel.

As we reported before, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump discussed the OPEC+ deal during a phone conversation. “It has been stated that the multilateral agreement reached with the active support of U.S. and Russian presidents has been leading to a gradual recovery of oil demand and price stabilization,” the Kremlin said in its statement.

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