The nuclear states should keep up to their commitments when it comes to safety guarantees to the non-nuclear countries; this is one of the basic elements of strengthening the global regime of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weaponry across the globe. Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said this during his speech at the UN Security Council’s session in New York.
The session was devoted to the approval of the resolution on the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the ministry’s press service reports.
The head of Ukraine’s foreign office reminded the Council’s members it’s important that they adhere to their respective commitments in this area. He also turned their attention to the fact that Russia, one the post powerful nuclear countries, rudely violates provisions of the 1994 Budapest memorandum. In particular, it foresees that Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial borders should be duly respected; another provision of the document says that all signatories of the treaty should abandon any sort of threats or the use of brutal force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine.