Zakharova: Russia is grateful to the US for the assistance with the liquidation of consequences of state of emergency in Norilsk

Official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Russia was grateful to US for offering to help with the liquidation of consequences of state of emergency in Norilsk. She said the initiative of US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo “gesture of goodwill”, and reminded that Washington and Moscow have helped each other with the ventilator.

Speaking on the air YouTube channel “Soloviev LIVE”, she noted that the US and Russia can work for the benefit, to cooperate. Moscow and the government of Norilsk has already determined the terms of liquidation of consequences of the oil spill.

Earlier it was reported that Pompeo in his Twitter declared Washington’s readiness to help Russia, despite the controversy. The US is ready to send technical experts. Pompeo noted that to learn about the disaster was “sad”.

saddened rated to hear about the fuel spill in Norilsk, Russia. Despite our disagreements, the United States stands ready to assist Russia to mitigate this environmental disaster and offer our technical expertise.

— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 6, 2020

Spill fuel at TPP-3 of the Norilsk-Taimyr energy company took place on 29 may. From the vault leaked about 21 tonnes of diesel fuel, 6 thousand tons hit the ground, and the rest in rivers Daldykan, Barn and their tributaries. Consequences of state of emergency liquidate 500 people and 70 pieces of equipment. The fact of the accident initiated four criminal cases, the foreman TETS-3 Vyacheslav Starostin was arrested and remanded in custody.