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Ukraine Endorses Call for Regional Nuke-Free Zone
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on Tuesday said his country endorses a push to establish a nuclear weapon-free zone covering Eastern and Central Europe, Interfax reported (see GSN, April 8).
"All responsible governments" are morally obliged to support the proposal, Yanukovich said at an atomic energy safety summit in Ukraine's capital (Interfax, April 19).
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March 13, 2014
On Friday, March 14, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Five statesmen from Germany, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States call for the urgent formation of a Contact Group of Foreign Ministers to address the crisis and more broadly, create a new approach to building mutual security in the Euro-Atlantic region.
This article provides an overview of the Ukraine's historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.