Klimkin at the UN called the main threat to the world
Violation of the Russian Federation international agreements, primarily the Budapest Memorandum, has created conditions where such agreements can guarantee peace and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the world.
This was stated at the Ministerial meeting of the UN security Council, foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, writes UKRINFORM.
“When in 1990-ies, Ukraine voluntarily destroyed the third largest nuclear Arsenal in the world, we were convinced in the supremacy of such international principles as the inviolability of international borders and the territorial integrity and sovereignty,” – said the Ukrainian Minister on the discussions on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
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At the same time, according to him, Ukraine still appreciates these principles. “But we realized that they are not sacred to everyone. We were too naive,” said Klimkin. In this regard, he stressed that “a violation of international law, including nonproliferation, is one of the major threats to international peace and security.” He noted that the use of weapons of mass destruction is only one of the most visible manifestations that threatens the entire system of international law.
“Stories of Russia that it has not violated the Budapest Memorandum, because nuclear weapons were not used against my country, is yet another cynical manipulation of the facts,” – said the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.
Now it is only to encourage regimes that are seeking to strengthen their nuclear capability and certainly will affect the global architecture of non-proliferation.