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A post from over three years ago. Unfortunately still relevant.
“Nuclear complex ‘Pioneer’ at the Military History Museum of Ukraine Air Force, Vinnytsia” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine
Russia’s Putin Appears to Lack Honour. He Also Lacks Honor.
Honour includes upholding promises. So does honor.
From the December 1994 Budapest Memorandum, renewed in December 2009:
“The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine, in accordance with the principles of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine;… to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, and that none of their weapons will ever be used against Ukraine except in self-defence or otherwise in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations;…” https://www.msz.gov.pl/en/p/wiedenobwe_at_s_en/news/memorandum_on_security_assurances_in_connection_with_ukraine_s_accession_to_the_treaty_on_the_npt?printMode=true (The complete 1994…
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