As of today, the military option to return the annexed territory of Crimea is excluded, Ukrainian presidential envoy for Crimean Tatar People’s affairs, and Ukrainian MP from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko Mustafa Dzhemilev (Cemilev) said in an interview with Ukrainian weekly news magazine Focus.
“Russia has depoyed [sic] nuclear weapons in Crimea,” he said, citing his sources. Continue reading
A new global nuclear arms race may soon begin, and the world will have Putin to thank.
In 1994, Ukraine, the Russian Federation, the United States and the United Kingdom entered into an agreement to remove former Soviet nuclear weapons from Ukraine, later known as the Budapest Memorandum. Ukraine agreed to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
In the history of nuclear weapons, only four states have ever walked away from nuclear capabilities: three post-Soviet states (Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan) and South Africa, which had covertly developed a nuclear weapons arsenal. Continue reading