The Ministry of foreign Affairs shall convene the signatories of the Budapest Memorandum

МИД созывает подписантов Будапештского меморандума

The foreign Ministry of Ukraine initiates meeting of the signatories of the Budapest Memorandum

Ukraine has sent an appeal regarding the conduct urgent consultations in the UK, USA and Russia.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on the participating countries of the Budapest Memorandum to hold immediate consultations. On Wednesday, 5 December, the press service of the Ministry.

It is noted that the statement by the US, UK and Russia was sent on 27 November, after Russia seized the Ukrainian Navy ships in the Black sea.

“November 27, 2018 the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, on the basis of paragraph 6 of the Memorandum addressed to the signatory countries of the Budapest Memorandum demanding an urgent consultation with a view to ensuring full compliance and immediate cessation of aggression of Russia against Ukraine.

The foreign Ministry stressed that the only effective steps will be the key to restoring confidence in the Budapest Memorandum.

The Budapest Memorandum was signed December 5, 1994 between Ukraine, USA, Russia and UK. The United States, Russia and great Britain undertook to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine in exchange for refusal from nuclear weapons.

We will remind, on November 25 near the Kerch bridge, the Russian special forces seized three Ukrainian ships. As a result, were wounded six Ukrainian soldiers.

The foreign Ministry of Ukraine said that Russia started the war against Ukraine in international waters.

Russia calls Ukraine’s actions in the Kerch Strait “provocative”. The Russian foreign Ministry handed a protest note to the chargé d’affaires of Ukraine.


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