External Content

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - "Nit-picking" by the European Union is hampering completion of a deal between Russia and Hungary to expand the Paks nuclear power plant on the Danube river, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Wednesday.

"The European Commission with the help of nit-picking is impeding the implementation of this project, which is already practically agreed by the Hungarian and Russian sides," Ushakov told reporters on the eve of a visit to Hungary by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ushakov also accused Ukraine's government of provoking a flare-up in fighting with pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine. Kiev has blamed the rebels for the fighting, around the town of Avdiyivka.

"With its flagrant provocation in the area of Avdiyivka, Kiev wants to test the preparedness of the new (U.S.) administration," Ushakov said.

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.







Click here to see more newsletters

swissinfo EN

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Join us on Facebook!

Reuters