If Ukraine hadn't got rid of uranium stocks, eastern conflict would get worse, - Barack Obama

Source : 112 Ukraine

Last batch of uranium was removed from Ukraine in March 2012
13:08, 2 April 2016

US President Barack Obama at the final press conference on the results of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington said that if Ukraine hadn’t got rid in 2012 of its stockpiles of enriched uranium, the difficult situation related to the conflict in the east, could be even more dangerous, - reported Ukrinform agency.

"Successful disposal of all stocks of highly enriched uranium means that over the last two years of a very difficult situation in Ukraine, it does not become more dangerous than it could because of the presence those materials," – said the US President.

Earlier we reported that Petro Poroshenko met Barack Obama during Nuclear Summit in Washington

During the first Nuclear Security Summit in Washington in 2010, Ukraine agreed to give up all available stocks of highly enriched uranium (about 90 kg). In March 2012, the last batch was removed from the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology.

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