14 January, 1994: the U.S., Russia, and Ukraine signed a Trilateral Statement. The agreement…
Transferred all nuclear weapons in Ukraine to Russia (1,900 warheads).
When the Soviet Union dissolved, there were actually more Nukes in Ukraine than in Russia (or in the U.S. for that matter) but almost 2,500 warheads had previously been transferred to Russia in 1991-1992.
The agreement also provided security assurances to Ukraine
5 December, 1994: Ukraine agreed to the Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state. And, on that date, the U.S., Russia, and United Kingdom, again provided security assurances to Ukraine.
It’s interesting to see how times change and how agreements and “assurances” get swept aside.
Ron Johnson, U. S. Ambassador (Retired), Veteran CIA Officer, Retired Green Beret Colonel, OSS Society Honorary Chair
“It’s interesting to see how times change and how agreements and “assurances” get swept aside”.
This is all that Ron Johnson, a recently retired (in 2021) U. S. Ambassador, a veteran CIA Officer, and retired U. S. Army Green Beret Colonel, and current OSS Society Honorary Chair living in Miami, Florida, managed to say. Amazing…