“I feel a personal stake because I got Ukraine to agree to give up nuclear weapons”
Former US president Bill Clinton in an interview with RTÉ stated he regrets persuading Ukraine to give up nuclear weapons.
“I feel a personal stake because I got Ukraine to agree to give up their nuclear weapons. And none of them believe that Russia would have pulled this stunt if Ukraine still had their weapons,” he said.
In 1994, were signed the Budapest Memorandum on Providing Security Assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Having concluded this document with Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America and the Russian Federation reaffirmed their obligations to respect the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
These commitments were broken in 2014 when Russia invaded and annexed Crimea.