Political decisions should not impact issues on using American nuclear fuel at Ukrainian nuclear power plants, the Russian state nuclear corporation's director said on Thursday.

"This is the absolute right of each company (in the country) to decide who it should buy fuel from and political decisions should not have any influence on [that right]," Rosatom's Sergei Kirienko said.

He said that Russia is closely watching the situation with the possible use of US-produced nuclear fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

Source: The Voice of Russia