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    A group of lawmakers from Ukraine's Radical Party on Tuesday submitted a proposal to the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, to reinstate the country's status as a nuclear power.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Earlier, Radical Party leader Oleh Lyashko said Ukraine has all legitimate grounds for reinstatement of the status of a nuclear power.

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko speaks during a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev
    © Photo : President of the Ukraine Press-Service

    Ukraine joined the Budapest Memorandum in 1994, giving up nuclear weapons.

    After a coup in Ukraine in 2014, Ukrainian officials have repeatedly voiced intentions to have the nuclear power status reinstated.


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