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Nicolas Walder is a member of the Green Party (Verts).
Swiss legislator says Ukraine should receive more assistance based on Budapest Memorandum https://www.ukrinform.net
27.07.2022 06:20

By signing the Budapest Memorandum and giving up its nuclear weapons, Ukraine has saved NATO Allies a lot of money and strengthened global security, so it should receive more assistance in the face of military aggression waged by one of the signatories (Russia).

This was stated in a comment to Guildhall by a Swiss lawmaker Nicolas Walder, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. https://ghall.com.ua/2022/07/26/v-parlamente-shvejtsarii-zayavili-chto-ukraina-dolzhna-poluchat-bolshe-pomoshhi-na-osnovanii-budapeshtskogo-memoranduma/

“It is true that the signing of the Budapest Memorandum and Ukraine’s renunciation of its nuclear arsenal have saved NATO a lot of money and increased security for the whole world, including Switzerland,” the politician said.

It is therefore totally unfair that Ukraine, which should be defended by the great powers including the United States, Great Britain, and Russia, should find itself brutally attacked by one of them and not sufficiently helped by the others. This is not likely to convince other states to give up their nuclear arsenal,” Nicholas Walder summed up.

It should be recalled that back in March 2021, during a UN meeting convened by the UN Security Council member states, the former head of the Pentagon’s strategy department, former adviser to the NATO Secretary General, president of The Potomac Foundation, Professor Phillip Karber called for the implementation of the Budapest Memorandum, emphasizing that the Western powers, particularly the United States of America and Great Britain, must comply with the memorandum in the wake of Russian military aggression toward Ukraine, since ignoring its provisions will have negative implications for the global security system.

Ukraine gave up nuclear weapons in 1994 by signing the Budapest Memorandum. According to the document, in return for the renunciation of its nuclear arsenal, Russia, Great Britain, and the United States became guarantors of the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine”. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3537537-swiss-legislator-says-ukraine-should-receive-more-assistance-based-on-budapest-memorandum.html