Secretary of Council of national security and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov said that the disarmament of the country 21 the year before was " meaningless ".
according to his vision, are now strategic partners are not ready to protect Ukraine and " to count only on own forces ", transfers news Agency.
Turchynov reminded that on December 5, 1994 signed the Budapest Memorandum, when Ukraine was "convinced that nuclear weapons she needs, as guarantors of its sovereignty, privacy, boundaries and independence made heavy duty country" - the U.S., Britain and Russia. According to him, when Ukraine turned to strategic partners for help, she replied that the Memorandum is a formal document, it does not provide real mechanisms for the implementation of guarantees." That is, Ukraine has disarmed is real and the guarantee was " conditional ", - he stressed, noting that all it says " the futility of disarmament ". Turchynov also said that Ukraine's partners to not put her lethal weapons, " without providing any real arguments."" Sympathised with us, supported us politically and economically, but it became clear that no one will protect us, and it is necessary to rely only on themselves ", he concluded. Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal in the Donbass weapons of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process will occur in stages (first, Lugansk, then Donetsk region).