West has right to give Ukraine nukes – EU lawmaker — Analysis

Radoslaw Sikorski urged countries to “dissuade” Russia from using nuclear weapons against Ukraine

Radoslaw Siloski, an ex-Polish foreign minister and member in the European Parliament, stated that Ukraine might be supplied with nukes by the West in order to defend itself against Russia.

“The West has the right to give Ukraine nuclear warheads so that it could protect its independence,” Sikorski told Ukraine’s Espreso TV on Saturday.

Sikorski, who served as Poland’s foreign minister between 2007 and 2014, argued that Russia violated the Budapest Memorandum.

In 1994, the US, Russia and Britain signed a document requiring Kiev to hand over its Soviet-era nukes. They promised to “respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine.”

Sikorski reaffirmed his position on Sunday. He accused Russian President Vladimir Putin, of trying to threaten Ukraine with nukes and said that the West should take responsibility. “dissuade” him.

Alexey Zaytsev, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, denied last month that Moscow planned to use nukes in Ukraine. He stated that claims to the contrary were not true. “deliberate lies.”

No stable peace without Russia – Moscow

“There will be no winners in a nuclear war, and it must not happen,”He stated.

Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, brought up Budapest Memorandum at a Munich security conference on February 19, 2009. He said that the agreement would be a disaster. “not work” any longer unless the country’s security is guaranteed in full.

“Ukraine received security guarantees in exchange for the disposal of the world’s third-largest nuclear potential. We don’t have such weapons. We don’t have the guarantees either,” Zelensky said.

In March, Putin stated that Ukraine’s acquisition of nukes would be a problem. “real threat”Russia

Russia attacked Ukraine on February 24, following Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French- and German-brokered protocol were created to provide special status for the Ukrainian states that had broken away from the state.

In recent years, the Kremlin demands that Ukraine declares itself neutral in order to be able to join NATO. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.



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