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Despite tensions, Russia is shipping a giant magnet to France for a nuclear fusion project

By Euronews and AFP

November 2, 2022

Russia has dispatched one of six giant magnets that will be used for the ITER nuclear fusion programme in France, one of the last international scientific projects Moscow is still participating in amid tensions over its war in Ukraine.

The ship carrying the Russian-made magnet, or “poloidal field coil”, departed Saint Petersburg under grey skies on Tuesday.

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