The former Ukrainian envoy to NATO, Major General Petro Garashchuk stated in an interview with Obozrevatel TV that Ukraine has unique capabilities- intellectual, organizational and financial, to create nuclear weapons.
“I'll say it once more. We have the capability to develop and produce our own nuclear weapons,” claims Garashchuk.
The General also believes that Kyiv has the capability to create not only nuclear bombs but also full-fledged nuclear warheads for missiles.
“Currently, there is no such production facility in the world, such as the one which was built in the former USSR and which is now in independent Ukraine, located in the city of Dnipro (former Dnipropetrovsk) that can produce these kinds of intercontinental ballistic missiles. Neither the United States, nor Russia, nor China have produced a missile named Satan, said the General.
At the same time, in the current situation, Ukraine does not have to worry about international sanctions when creating these nuclear weapons, concluded Garashchuk.
The Budapest Memorandum, signed on December 5th, 1994 by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, the United States, and Britain, practically became a document that deprived Kyiv of nuclear weapons, after which Ukraine’s accession to the Non-Proliferation Treaty began.