Kosachev welcomed the U.S. proposal to aid in Norilsk

The US proposal to assist in the elimination of ecological accidents in Norilsk can be welcomed as a good gesture, but with regard to its practical relevance, it can only assess experts, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Saturday expressed regret in connection with the oil spill in Norilsk and expressed readiness to help Russia in the struggle with its consequences.

"The fact of the proposals Pompeo, can only be welcomed. It's a nice gesture", believes Kosachev.

However, he noted that the judge, Russia needs this help US or not, can be solved only by professionals.

"The extent of the practical relevance of this proposal should be judged by professionals and without any politicians," says the Senator.

One of the tanks storing diesel fuel at TPP-3 (owned by JSC "NTEK", a member of the group Norilsk Nickel) Norilsk may 29 was damaged in a result of the rapid subsidence of the supports of the Foundation, a leak occurred about 21 thousand cubic meters of fuel. Norilsk Nickel believes the main cause of the accident, the warming in the permafrost, which resulted in the movement of the supports under the fuel tanks. On the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region introduced a state of emergency at the Federal level. On Friday, the emergencies Ministry reported about the localization of the spilled fuel.