Nuclear agency suspends Russian membership for invading Ukraine
The Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced that it has suspended its membership in Russia
After waging war against Ukraine, Russia is not only facing worldwide condemnation but also losing support for various strategic aspects.
The blow has come after the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced that it has suspended its membership in Russia, effective May 11.
"The Russian Federation has been informed accordingly and the suspension will enter into force on 11 May," the statement read. Russia, the world's leading exporter of civilian nuclear energy plants, joined NEA in 2013. The OECD, a global policy forum, halted Russian participation in its bodies in early March in response to the military operation in Ukraine.
On the war front also, Russia is facing a tough challenge. Many countries have announced military aid and intelligence sharing with Ukraine which will only create more hurdles for Russia.
The United States has announced to share intelligence details with Ukraine so that Kiev can target Russian military units in Donbas and Crimea more effectively. The move to provide more intelligence and provide artillery represents a shift in Washington's approach to the conflict, the report said, citing US officials. However, the report also said the US will continue refraining from sharing data that would allow Ukraine to strike targets on Russian territory.
Earlier on Wednesday, Washington announced new security aid for Ukraine that includes artillery systems, artillery rounds, armoured personnel carriers, and helicopters. On February 24, Russia said it launched a special military operation in Ukraine after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk requested help to defend them from intensifying attacks by Ukrainian troops. Russia said that the aim of its operation is to demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine.