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Russia isolating itself by refusing to participate in Nuclear Security Summit – USA

The summit will take place in Washington this week.

Russia isolating itself by refusing to participate in Nuclear Security Summit – USA
Ben Rhodes
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Having refused to participate in the Nuclear Security Summit in the USA, Russia has isolated itself, Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communication for US President, stated, Intefax-Ukraine reports.

"The decision not to take part in the discussion at a high level, in our opinion, is first of all a lost opportunity for Russia," he said.

Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Mariya Zakharova, stated that speaking about international cooperation in physical nuclear security, "there are no objectively pending breakthrough solutions demanding participation of the heads of states and governments."

As reported before, the Nuclear Security Summit will take place in Washington on 31 March through 1 April. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will speak at this summit in the framework of his official visit to the USA.