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Monday, March 19, 2018

Kravchuk: Ukraine nuclear weapons — a monkey with a grenade

The first President of independent Ukraine, explained why at the time, decided to abandon nuclear weapons and to transfer it to Russia. According to him, he didn’t want to Ukraine was like a monkey with a grenade.

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This statement he made during an interview Gordon.ua. Answering the question, how justified was the refusal of Ukraine from the Soviet nuclear weapons in the early 90’s, the former President said that Kiev would not be able to adequately manage these stockpiles.

“We are with nuclear weapons, not having these management systems, testing, reproduction would be like the monkey who holds the grenade and pressed the alert,” – said Kravchuk.

Note that in 1992 the authorities of independent Ukraine signed the Lisbon Protocol, which recognized the country non-nuclear.

Two years later, the representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the UK and the USA signed the Budapest Memorandum, in which Kiev refused to be placed on the territory of Soviet nuclear weapons. Later it was exported to Russia.

In recent years, in the Ukrainian society, often there are discussions about the fact that Ukraine had to maintain membership in the club of nuclear powers.


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