Ukraine’s foreign minister said Tuesday evening that his country may have made a mistake in giving up the nuclear weapons it inherited upon the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union.
Dmytro Kuleba said in an interview on Fox News that Ukraine had given up in 1994 the world’s third-largest nuclear arsenal, under the terms of the Budapest Memorandum that exchanged those weapons for financial aid and security guarantees, including protection of Ukraine‘s territorial integrity, from the United States, Russia and Britain.
When asked by host Bret Baier whether that was a mistake, Mr. Kuleba initially parried the question, saying “I don’t want to speculate about the past. What’s done cannot be undone.”
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