Chance to use the Budapest Memorandum as an instrument of struggle for the rights of Ukraine, for our sovereignty and territorial integrity has been lost in 2014 – 2015.
This commentary, ГолосUA said political scientist Ruslan Bortnik.
“It had to be done in 2014. The foreign Ministry is doing under the pressure of public opinion, where it is constantly ask this question. I think that in fact nothing will change. Chance to use the Budapest Memorandum as an instrument of struggle for the rights of Ukraine, for our sovereignty and territorial integrity has been lost in 2014 – 2015” – R. Bortnik.
According to the analyst, today to revive the Budapest Treaty can only be a statement of Ukraine’s readiness to abandon its standards.
“That is about the readiness of the recovery of nuclear weapons. This kind of application requires real sovereignty and given the country’s dependence on Western partners who aren’t interested in a nuclear Ukraine, that will not happen. The result will be another imitation of intense activity, but no real work to protect the foreign policy interests of Ukraine”,- concluded R. Bortnik.
We will remind, 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.