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  3. Thousands of nuclear arms had been left on Ukrainian soil by Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. But in the years that followed, Ukraine made the decision to completely...

  4. Ukraine Gave Up Nuclear Weapons 30 Years Ago. Today There Are ...

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    It was Ukraine. The Soviet collapse, a slow-motion downfall that culminated in December 1991, resulted in the newly independent Ukraine inheriting roughly 5,000 nuclear arms that Moscow had...

  5. Explained: Why Ukraine gave up its nuclear arsenal ...

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    The command and control of the nuclear weapons on Ukrainian soil was in Moscow. Ukrainian leaders of the time feared this could place restrictions on their freedom. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, however, the mood changed in Ukraine. It now believed that giving up the nukes was no longer necessary for its freedom.

  6. Why Ukraine Gave Up Nuclear Weapons - indiatimes.com

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    Why did Ukraine give up its nuclear weapons? After the fall of Soviet Union in 1991, the newly formed independent country of Ukraine was briefly the third largest nuclear power in the world. As thousands of nuclear weapons had been left on Ukrainian soil, some called immediately for sending the weapons to Russia; others called for keeping them as insurance against future aggression from other countries.

  7. What Really Happened to Ukraine's Nuclear Weapons?

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    In return for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons, the country was given security assurances against threats or the use of force. Formally, the weapons were now controlled by the Commonwealth of ...

  8. Why Ukraine gave up its nukes : NPR - NPR.org

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    Ukraine suddenly found itself independent and the third-largest nuclear power in the world. Thousands of nuclear arms had been stationed on its soil by Moscow, and they were still there. In...

  9. Why Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons - Health News Florida

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    Why Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons — and what that means in an invasion by Russia. Ukrainian Military Forces servicemen walk past a metal plate that reads "caution mines" on the front line with Russia-backed separatists. Three decades ago, the newly independent country of Ukraine was briefly the third-largest nuclear power in the world. Thousands of nuclear arms had been left on Ukrainian soil by Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

  10. Ukraine Gave Up Nuclear Arms and Got Betrayed - The Intercept

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    Ukraine was once home to thousands of nuclear weapons. The weapons were stationed there by the Soviet Union and inherited by Ukraine when, at the end of the Cold War, it became...

  11. Ukraine and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia

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    Ukraine and weapons of mass destruction. Ukraine, an important republic of the former Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR) from 1922–91, once held the possession of the Soviet nuclear weapons and its delivery mechanism on its territory. Together with Russia, Ukraine held the unity together of the former Soviet Union but its population voted overwhelmingly for independence in 1991, which ended any realistic chance of the Soviet Union staying together even on a limited scale.

  12. STEVEN PIFER: When the Soviet Union collapsed, Ukraine had on its territory the world's third largest nuclear arsenal. It was bigger than Britain, France and China combined. And the...