Signatures under Budapest Memorandum provide less security than nuclear charge, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The President cited German philosopher Nietzsche
12:11, 15 September 2017

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko cited German philosopher Nietzsche at the Yalta European Strategy at the speech about the modern policy. He emphasized that the Budapest Memorandum signed in 1994 is not fulfilled. The forum was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.  

'I liked a phrase 'There is no chance, see each other next year in Yalta'. We resisted.  That which does not kill us makes us stronger. This is a phrase of Nietzsche and I think that it reflects the essence of the things that happen in the geopolicy. We live in the new world and I think that we did not reach it yet. If someone thinks that when war ends everything will be as it is used to be then I think that these people are wrong. You cannot resurrect tens of thousands of perished Ukrainians. You cannot forget that the signs under the Budapest Memorandum provide less security then one nuclear charge', the president said.

Related: Return of Crimea is goal for 2018, - Poroshenko

Kyiv accuses Russia of annexation of Crimea and aggression in Donbas, points at the violation of the Budapest Memorandum by Moscow and absence of the tougher response of other signers.

The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances in connection with Ukraine's accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is the interstate document that provides the observance of the key-points of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, UN Charter and the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons towards Ukraine as the state-member of the Treaty that does not possess nuclear weapons. The document was signed on December 5, 1994 by the leaders of Ukraine, the US, Russia and the UK.

French and China that possessed the nuclear weapons at the moment of the signing of the memorandum and the members of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons also provided the similar guarantees but did not sign the memorandum.

Related: YES forum in Ukraine: the participants and topics of discussion

Yalta European Strategy (YES) is a leading forum for discussing Ukraine’s European future and global context. YES fosters new ideas. It connects Ukraine to international partners, supports forces for change in the country, and builds networks of supporters for a new Ukraine worldwide.

The YES board includes Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005), Chairman of the YES Board; Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014), Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994); Pat Cox, President of the European Parliament (2002-2004), Member of the European Parliament (1989-2004); Stephane Fouks, Vice President of Havas Group, Executive Co-Chairman of Havas Worldwide; Wolfgang Ischinger, Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Senior Professor, Hertie School of Governance; Victor Pinchuk, Founder and Member of the Board, YES and Founder of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and EastOne group; Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Founder of Rasmussen Global, Secretary General of NATO (2009-2014), Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-2009); and Javier Solana, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (1995-1999), High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (1999-2009), distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution.




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