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Ukraine’s refusal of nuclear weapons after the collapse of the USSR under pressure from the United States and Europe is a fatal mistake by Kyiv, which can lead to disastrous consequences for the country following the results of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. John Wolfsthal, Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and Senior Adviser to the Nuclear Disarmament Group Global Zero, expressed this opinion for The Washington Post.
“Any outcome of today’s Russian-Ukrainian conflict that would significantly undermine Ukraine’s long-term sovereignty would be an additional argument in favor of Kyiv making a fatal mistake by renouncing nuclear weapons. [по итогам распада Советского Союза]”, — shared John Wolfsthal with
Earlier, the Russian authorities have repeatedly hinted that Russia will win the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, because it has the necessary stock of weapons. And Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, in turn, noted that nuclear powers have never lost in any confrontation in history, and Russia’s nuclear arsenal saves it.