An international conference entitled 'The Use Of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel -2002:New Tendencies for Russia' opened in Moscow today. The conference is organised by Russia's Atomic Energy Ministry and the Tekhsnabexport company.
The conference will continue through September 12. Its principal objective is extending internationakl cooperation as concerns the use of irradiated nuclear fuel. The participants represent over 100 Russian and foreign organisation and companies engaged in atomic energy and Russian and US officials.
Discussed will be national programmes related to the use of irradiated nuclear fuel, related international legislation concerning trade transactions and the spread of nuclear materials and international cooperation protecting environment.
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia