Russia 'marks' anniversary of Budapest Memorandum with missile attack - Zelensky

Russia 'marks' anniversary of Budapest Memorandum with missile attack - Zelensky

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With today’s missile attack on Ukraine, Russia “marked” the anniversary of the Budapest Memorandum.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his video address, Ukrinform reports.

“With today’s missile attack Russia marked the anniversary of the Budapest Memorandum. The fate of this document gives answers to many current questions about Russia. Simply signing something with these terrorists will not bring peace. They will certainly break any agreements reached with them. Giving up any element of someone else’s security to Russia means new war,” the President said.

Zelensky stressed that therefore a principled continuation of the existing policy of conscientious states of the world is necessary: it is only the dismantling of Russian terrorist capacities, liberation of Ukrainian territories and holding the murderers to account that will bring peace.

In addition, the President noted that Russian terror again affects neighboring states - there are electricity outages in Moldova again.

“This once again proves that Russia's ability to carry out such massive terrorist attacks is a threat not only to Ukraine, but also to our entire region. When one terrorist destabilizes everyone's lives, stopping terror is a joint task,” Zelensky said.

The Budapest Memorandum on Security Guarantees in Connection with Ukraine's Accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is an international agreement concluded on December 5, 1994 between Ukraine, Russia, Great Britain and the United States on guarantees to Ukraine in connection with its acquisition of non-nuclear status. On the same day, Ukraine joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Belarus and Kazakhstan signed similar memoranda. These two countries joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons a little earlier.

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