March 17, 2011 / 10:45 AM / 7 years ago

Russia's Medvedev says Japan's disaster colossal

GORKI, Russia, March 17 (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called the situation at Japan’s stricken nuclear power plant a “colossal national disaster” and catastrophe on Thursday and said he hopes it will not cause serious problems elsewhere.

Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk; writing by Steve Gutterman; editing by Alissa de Carbonnel

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