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Ukraine Finds Necessary To Provide Legally Binding Document On Security Assurances For Non-Nuclear-Weapon Stat

Ukraine Finds Necessary To Provide Legally Binding Document On Security Assurances For Non-Nuclear-Weapon States

Ukraine believes that a legally binding document on security assurances provided for the non-nuclear-weapon states is vital.

Ukrainian News Agency learned this from a statement by the delegation of Ukraine to the UN at the High-level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

“… a legally binding document on security assurances provided for the non-nuclear-weapon states is a vital for the new security architecture. We should use all existing institutional mechanisms to promote the consideration of this issue,” it reads.

Ukraine has demonstrated a proactive approach by abandoning its nuclear capability and acceding to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in November 1994, as well as by taking concrete steps to eliminate the use of highly enriched uranium for civilian purposes through the removal of all of its existing stocks from its national territory in March 2012.

And now in return Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are explicitly violated by the Russian Federation, one of the Guarantor States under the Budapest Memorandum.

Ukraine shares the view that the use of nuclear weapons is the most serious threat that humankind faces nowadays.

Being affected by the foreign military occupation of its territories, namely Crimea and certain areas of Donbas, Ukraine continues to regard the NPT as a key element of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime and renders comprehensive support to its effective implementation, further strengthening and universalisation.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, President Petro Poroshenko in April called on the UN Security Council member-states that are on the “nuclear club” to enhance the security safeguards for the non-nuclear-weapon countries.


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