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When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the newly independent Ukraine had on its territory what was the third largest strategic nuclear weapons arsenal in the world. It was larger than those of Britain, France, and China combined…. In return for giving up its nuclear weapons, Ukraine, the United States of America, Russia, and the United Kingdom signed the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, pledging to respect Ukraine territorial integrity, a pledge that was broken by Russia’s 2014 military intervention in Crimea.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine

Intermediate-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead RSD-10 Pioneer. It was deployed by the Soviet Union from 1976 to 1988. NATO reporting name was SS-20 Saber. It was withdrawn from service under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Ukrainian Air Force Museum in Vinnitsa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine

Current Foreign Minister of Russia, Lavrov, actually signed the Budapest Memorandum in 1994, as seen below. He…

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