ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 2 Russian Energy
Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that a U.S. decision to
withdraw from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight
climate change was a seriously negative signal.
Novak, who was speaking at an economic forum in St
Petersburg, said he did not expect other countries to exit the
Russia has said it is still likely to back the landmark
agreement despite the U.S. withdrawal, but a Kremlin aide said
Washington's pull-out left a gaping hole in the deal.
(Reporting by Katya Golubkova and Dmitry Zhdannikov; Writing by
Jack Stubbs; Editing by Andrew Osborn)