Kiev Scorns NPT Exchange Deal
- By Unknown
- Dec. 08 1994 00:00
In the corridors of parliament Tuesday, many deputies criticized the security assurances that Ukraine received from the United States, Russia and Britain.
"At least we have this. But it won't resolve Ukraine's security issues," said former president Leonid Kravchuk.
"If tomorrow Russia goes into Crimea, no one will even raise an eyebrow," he told reporters.
The security assurances Kiev obtained are largely standard, but include an agreement to refrain from using economic coercion and respect its borders.
Taras Stetskiv of the assembly's legal policy commission said Ukraine would seek a political deal with nuclear states to cover the lack of security guarantees.