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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Russia to Nuclear Test Ban Monitor: Test Accident not Your Business

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7Dnews London

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:00 GMT

Russia on Tuesday, August 20th told an international organisation to verify a ban on nuclear tests that a military testing accident in northern Russia earlier this month was none of its business and that handing it radiation data was entirely voluntary.

The Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) said on Monday that two Russian monitoring sites closest to the mysterious explosion went offline days after the blast, soon followed by two more, fuelling suspicions that Russia tampered with them.

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