Russian Foreign Minister: everything depends on conditions of international assistance in lifting Kursk

Russia is not rejecting international assistance in lifting the nuclear submarine Kursk, but "everything depends on the form in which this aid will be offered," Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov told a Wednesday news conference in the Hague. He was responding to a question why Russia has not accepted the $45 million offered by Europe as assistance in lifting the Kursk, Interfax reports. Ivanov said the conditions of the assistance are the main thing. "If it is offered for resolving technical aspects of raising the submarine - it is one thing; if it is linked with other questions, political ones - it is another," he said.