In Kiev, the renunciation of nuclear weapons was estimated at $ 300 billion

Former President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk estimated his country's renunciation of nuclear weapons at $ 300 billion, he said in an interview with the Ukrainian newspaper Apostrophe before being appointed by President Volodymyr Zelensky as the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG on settlement in Donbass.

A journalist asked Kravchuk if he considered it honest that the restoration of Donbass should take place at the expense of Ukraine, maybe Russia should be involved in this process. In response, the ex-president said that Ukraine would not be able to cope with this matter on its own, but the Donbass needed to be restored in any case. He is convinced that for this it is best to create a free economic zone and organize a special international fund for the revival of the region.

And this fund should include the United States, Britain, and other countries. Because we signed the Budapest Memorandum, we laid down our nuclear weapons. It was worth about $ 300 billion - according to current estimates

- he explained.

Kravchuk believes that since Ukraine got rid of its nuclear potential by signing the Budapest Memorandum in 1994, the parties that guaranteed the security of Kiev (Moscow, Washington and London) should chip in money for Donbass.

Among them are Russia, as a signatory of the Budapest Memorandum, and the country "with the help" of which we have suffered enormous damage. Ukraine alone will not cope with this absolutely global task for it

- added Kravchuk.

In turn, the senator of the Federation Council of Russia Aleksey Pushkov was critical of the words of the first president of Ukraine that the money would be sent to its destination.

1. None of the countries will give money. 2. Kiev must first return Donbass. 3. Money would have disappeared before it reached Donbass

- wrote Pushkov on his Twitter account.

It should be recalled that Kravchuk, who served as president for 2,5 years, was remembered by his fellow citizens for the unprecedented squandering of the world's largest Black Sea Shipping Company (more than 300 ships) and "kravchuchk" carts, which became a symbol of poverty.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 1 August 2020 14: 24
    Memorandum, 300 billion ..... Let this "club of gullible pensioners whistling flask" first unite with Gorbachev, NATO first removes it east of Berlin, then they talk about the Memorandum.
  2. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
    bonifacius (Alex) 2 August 2020 00: 21
    Blimey!!! And if the Ukrainians get the "Polubotka" gold! Then we'll live. All Ukrainians will move to "Paris and London" and will "stock up cava from croissants" on the Champs Elysees to drink. All Swiss banks will burst from the influx of currency, and Muscovites will burst with envy. So much for "She ne vmerla of Ukraine ..." ....
    It is clear that Kravchuk is still the same ... and keeps everyone for fools, but it would be nice for him, before stuttering about the Budapest memorandum, to read it and open his mouth to Russia. Article 4 of the Memorandum reads:

    The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America reaffirm their commitment to seek immediate action by the UN Security Council to assist Ukraine as a non-nuclear-weapon state party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, should Ukraine become a victim of an act of aggression or threatened with aggression with the use of nuclear weapons..

    So far, no one has used nuclear weapons against Ukraine, and you somehow disassemble your internal disassembly at your own expense. So it would not be bad for Kravchuk to recall the Ukrainian proverb: "Durin is wealthy with a thought."
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 3 August 2020 09: 04
    The Budapest Memorandum has not been ratified by the parliament of any country in the world, including Ukraine, and without this, you can only wipe with this piece of paper, which I advise Kravchuk to do and not talk about her anymore.