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    In a veiled nuclear threat, he added: "Probably, it's for us so that we can burn the Budapest Memorandum. To make it burn better. But for us it has already burned down in the fire of the Russian troops," Zelensky was referring to the 1994 document, which guided Ukraine's surrender of its nuclear arsenal inherited from the former Soviet Union.


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 25th, 2022 at 06:35:54 PM EST
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The memorandum gave security assurances to three ex-Soviet countries--Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus--following which, along with other agreements signed between 1993-96, the trio gave up its atomic weapons.

An anti-VV Putin rant here @ET in 2008 ...

Matters will escalate. Ukraine is already looking to block Russia's Black Sea Fleet from returning to the naval base in Sevastopol

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 25th, 2022 at 06:38:35 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 25th, 2022 at 07:22:14 PM EST
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Zelenskyy Relieves NSDC First Deputy Secretary Demchenko

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 25th, 2022 at 07:23:50 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jul 26th, 2022 at 11:18:35 AM EST
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