Kommersant: If Ukraine is not admitted to NATO, the country may think about returning to the status of a nuclear power – in any case, this statement was made on Thursday by the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, who called the situation around Donbass “catastrophic.” His words caused bewilderment not only in the Russian Federation. Kiev hastened to assure that the current foreign policy of the country does not imply such a scenario.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk on Thursday called on NATO partners not only to speak with “nice words”, but also to urgently provide military assistance to the republic.
Ukraine will raise the issue of returning to a nuclear state status if not admitted to NATO,- 🇺🇦 Amb. in Germany, – Nice words are not enough, we need modern weapons systems to defend orselves. We’re dealing with the largest troop deployment by Russia at our border since the WW2 pic.twitter.com/Fu60KWQ2oO
— Tat Atfender (@TatAtfender) April 15, 2021
“The situation is catastrophic … Russia wants to wipe Ukraine off the face of the earth as a state,” he warned in an interview with Deutschlandfunk radio station. According to the diplomat, if the republic is not accepted into NATO, it will have to think about regaining the status of a nuclear power. “Ukraine has no other choice,” explained Mr. Melnyk.
“Either we are part of a (military – Kommersant ) alliance, such as NATO, or we have only one option left – to arm ourselves, perhaps also to think again about nuclear status. How else can we guarantee our protection? “
After the interview, Mr. Melnyk made a post on Twitter , in which he called on Berlin “to immediately provide Kiev with modern weapons and take Ukraine into NATO in order to prevent new Russian aggression.” However, he did not mention the nuclear status. This is not surprising: the words of the diplomat caused bewilderment both in Moscow and in Kiev.
“The Ukrainian ambassador’s statement on nuclear weapons runs counter to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, to which Ukraine is a party, ” an informed source in Moscow said in an interview with RIA Novosti. “
No one threatens Ukraine and its people except the Ukrainian leadership itself. The buildup of arms by Ukraine is not carried out for the purpose of defending the country. ” Sergei Tsekov, a member of the international committee of the Federation Council, told the same agency on Thursday that Ukraine needs nuclear weapons “not for its own defense, but for an attack on Russia.”
“Returning to Ukraine the status of a nuclear power threatens the whole world, as anything can be expected from its nationalist authorities,” he commented. And he added: Ukraine with nuclear weapons is like “a monkey with a grenade.”
In Kiev, in order not to aggravate the already difficult negotiations on the Donbass, they hastened to declare: “There are clear definitions of the foreign policy course. It has no position on the restoration of nuclear status ”.
“There are other positions that are very important for Ukraine today. This is the unity of Europe … and the position on the restoration of nuclear status does not exist, “said the head of the Kiev delegation to the Contact Group, ex-President Leonid Kravchuk, on the Ukraine 24 TV channel .
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However, what is more common in Ukraine is that if the Russian Federation does not use it, it will threaten the republic with the use of nuclear weapons. Earlier, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran, speaking in the European Parliament, said that the infrastructure of the Crimea is being prepared for the potential deployment of nuclear weapons.
In the State Duma, such statements were expectedly received with skepticism. “With such speeches, Taran needs not to the European Parliament, but to the office of a psychotherapist. Apparently, Kiev perceives the construction of schools and hospitals in Crimea and the improvement of territories as preparations for the deployment of nuclear weapons, “ State Duma deputy from the Republic of Crimea Andrei Kozenko told RIA Novosti .
Let us recall that in 1994 Ukraine, Great Britain, the Russian Federation and the United States signed the Budapest Memorandum, which provided for Kiev’s renunciation of nuclear weapons in exchange for guarantees of the parties on non-aggression and the territorial integrity of the republic. In 1996, Kiev joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and Ukraine officially renounced such weapons.
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TITLE error ! UNRELATED to the article !!! What’s up doc ?
Just the pretext that Russia needs to intervene militarily !
Yano, fashioned on fascist amerika’s intervention in Iraq to prevent ‘wmds’ ?
Just one accidental ‘Nuke’ drop, will trigger ‘Armageddon’! Would such an accident be called, the ‘Samson Option’? ‘Bibi’ will go down in history, if any one is left to write it, as the, ‘Satanic Anti Christ!’
I don’t see Israel mentioned in article, just in the headlines.
I would think the USA under Biden and Nuland would be the ones to provide nukes to Ukraine, in fact they probably have already. Why wouldn’t they? A treaty with Russia? Ha!
It’s always way worse than one can imagine it to be.
What we seem to get from both sides of a sensationalist story is watered down misinformation made to promote whatever it is to be promoted.
They try to provoke Russia, but the Russians stay cool, but if the Nato make the fals move, than we have WWIII, and the USSR is back in about 2 weeks, whit lots of dead people and problems, and the Russians will not forget the real criminals who are doing this to our world, the Zionists, just the Zionist nothing to do with the real Jews, just the famous rich psychopats !
That’s a very good new, so Russia can be send as gift 100 nukes to Syria, 100 nukes to Iran and 100 nukes to Hezbolla and all them together can drop those nukes over the zionist entity
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