Russia signs deal to expand Kudankulam nuclear plant

Modi thanked Putin for helping India procure a membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, while Putin assured India will become a full-fledged member of the organisation in a week.

Following talks on between Russian President Vladimir Putin and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 1 in St Petersburg, Russia and India have reportedly signed an agreement on setting up two more Russian-designed units for the Kudankulam nuclear power station in Tamil Nadu.

The Kremlin has denied that it interfered in the election and has described the claims against it as "Russo-phobic hysteria". "And for sure our relations with Pakistan have no impact on trade between India and Russian Federation". He expressed these views during his meeting with Russian President Vladmir Putin at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersberg.

"I'm deeply convinced that no hackers can radically influence another country's election campaign", he said.

In the summit, the two sides, in an obvious reference to China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, said they oppose any recourse to "unilateralism or lack of respect to sovereignty" and ignoring the core concerns and legitimate interests of the countries. "If they have patriotic leanings, they may try to add their contribution to the fight against those who speak badly about Russian Federation", he said during an exclusive interaction with editors of global news agencies. We want to attract tourism, infrastructure, energy and defence firms, ' Prime Minister Modi said in an interview published in the Spanish press.

Russia's relations with the West have been at post-Cold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis. "No hackers can influence election campaigns in any country of Europe, Asia or America". The U.S. and the European Union have slapped Moscow with sanctions over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and support for a pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

During an interview with a French newspaper that took place Monday, Putin said the us intelligence community's conclusions about Russia-orchestrated cyberattacks and election meddling are a "fiction" motivated by the "desire of those who lost the USA elections to improve their standing by accusing Russian Federation of interfering". A vision document, issued after the talks, said both the countries also made a decision to work towards a "qualitatively higher level of military-to-military cooperation".

Russian Federation and Japan never signed a peace treaty after the four islets in the Kuril archipelago fell under Soviet control at the end of World War II.

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia's military deployments on a group of Pacific islands also claimed by Japan have been caused by concerns about the US military buildup in the region.

"We believe that there is a need to reform the United Nations and in particular, the UN Security Council to make it more representative of contemporary realities and to respond more effectively to emerging challenges and threats".

  • Salvatore Jensen


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