Secretary of Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov believes that the Failure of the Budapest Memorandum guarantor countries proved the absurdity of disarmament and created a potential threat to security, according to a statement by the head of Department on the anniversary of the signing of the document.
The Budapest Memorandum is an international Treaty between Ukraine, USA, Russia and great Britain on security assurances in connection with Ukraine's accession to the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons - was signed on 5 December 1994. Ukraine After the destruction of the USSR inherited a large nuclear stockpile. After the annexation of Kiev to the Treaty it was destroyed, and the nuclear powers pledged to guarantee Ukraine's security.
review the NSDC Secretary, in connection with the signing of the Budapest Memorandum Ukraine not only lost its strategic weapons, but has not received from the signatory States, real help.
"The failure of the Budapest Memorandum has proved the absurdity of disarmament, showed complete destruction of the system of collective security, has translated the paradigm of the new century in the medieval format of the" rule of force ", creates a potential danger for all. The weapon is again the main argument in international relations, proving old half-forgotten rule: if you want peace for their country - meticulously prepare for war, " - said in a statement issued on the first day weekend on the Internet representation of the NSDC.
Turchynov added that the inefficiency of the Budapest Memorandum also States the need to revive the military potential of Ukraine, the development of powerful Ukrainian army and modern weapons.
The position of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in this question is that the loss of Ukraine's territorial integrity is the result of internal processes to which the obligations of the Russian Federation under the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 do not apply. The prisoner at the time of removal of nuclear weapons from the territory of the former Soviet republics, the document does not contain the obligations of Russia to recognize the results of the coup d'?tat in Ukraine, said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov