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Russia’s Nuclear Giant Starts Building of Egypt’s First Reactors

  • North African nation retains links to Moscow despite war
  • Ties have strengthened since El-Sisi took power in 2014

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Russia’s state-controlled Rosatom began construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant as the North African nation balances its ties with the Kremlin and western allies who have sanctioned Moscow over its war in Ukraine.