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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Sending Aid

MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday the government had agreed to a request for nuclear cleanup gear from Japan to help deal with the aftereffects of the country's worst nuclear accident.

The Nuclear Power Ministry is in touch with its Japanese counterpart, Putin said.

"We know what to do and how to do it, and we will definitely help Japan," Putin said.

Japan has also asked the United States and several European countries for information on how to deal with nuclear accidents after Thursday's explosion at a uranium processing plant exposed at least 55 people to radiation.