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Ukraine’s foreign minister says Kiev committed to NPT, no dirty bomb plans

April 30, 2015, 9:10 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said last week that the creation of a dirty bomb would turn Ukraine into a rogue state
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 Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin

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UNITED NATIONS, April 30. /TASS/. Ukraine is committed to its international obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said, commenting on reports on Kiev’s plans to create a dirty bomb.

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said on April 9 that the country’s authorities were preparing to implement some confidential nuclear programs that could result in creation of this kind of weapons of mass destruction.

In comments to the statement, Klimkin said Turchynov’s words could have been distorted.

"But again, its our commitment to international law and any commitment within the NPT, because we are a member of the NPT treaty and we will deliver on any of our obligations within the NPT treaty. So you can be absolutely sure, because Ukraine is a civilized member of the international community," Klimkin told a TASS correspondent.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said last week that the creation of a dirty bomb would turn Ukraine into a rogue state and bring up the application of provisions of Chapter VII of the UN Charter to it, which allows introduction of sanctions and the use of military force.

"We would actually like to hope such programs exist only in Mr. Turchinov's inflamed mentality, as he in all probability is unaware of the consequences the implementation of these ideas might entail," the ministry said.

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