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Ukraine Accuses Russia of Storing Nukes in Crimea

Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova on Wednesday claimed the Russian military is deploying nuclear weapons and their related infrastructure to the occupied Crimean Peninsula.

“Russia is actively expanding its military infrastructure for nuclear arms and reconstructing the infrastructure of Soviet-era nuclear warheads. Potential nuclear weapons carriers are already stationed on the peninsula,” she said, according to the Kyiv Post.

Ukraine, which under the Soviet Union experienced a major nuclear disaster when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant melted down in 1986, denuclearized following its independence in 1991. The country is a signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. In 1994, then-President Bill Clinton and then-Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced a disarmament deal in which Ukraine would transfer its nuclear arsenal to Moscow in exchange for guarantees Russia would respect Ukrainian sovereignty. Current Russian leader Vladimir Putin was then only an administrator in the St. Petersburg government and did not sign the accord.

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