1st and second presidents of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk and Leonid Kuchma have plans to propose to the Parliament to consider the country from the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT).
"We (Leonid) Kravchuk refer to the Ukrainian Parliament, Ukraine to withdraw from the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in protest that was not implemented Budapest Memorandum" quoted Kuchma news Agency.
While Kuchma believes that security guarantees to Ukraine in Accordance with the Budapest Memorandum must be provided to the United States." Maybe we should diplomatic efforts to force the United States to uphold the Budapest Memorandum, " he said. Kuchma also said that withdrawal from the NPT does not mean that Ukraine will develop any nuclear weapons." We have no money, no space opportunities, " he explained. Memorandum on security assurances in connection with Ukraine's accession to the NPT was signed on 5 December 1994 the leaders of Ukraine, USA, Russia and UK. Document guarantee the independence, sovereignty and existing borders of Ukraine. In accordance with the Memorandum and the Lisbon Protocol, Ukraine 1996 acceded to the NPT on a par with Kazakhstan and Belarus as the country-participant, non-nuclear weapon.