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    JOINT CHIEF SAYS NO NUCLEAR WEAPONS WERE LEFT IN UKRAINE

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    MOSCOW, February 10, 2004 (RIA Novosti) - Every Soviet nuclear weapon was taken back from Ukraine to Russia, said Yuri Baluyevsky, the first deputy joint chief of staff.

    "Everything is confirmed by reports or agreements," Mr. Baluyevsky said. "I do not know a case when nuclear warheads lost en route, and especially that they reached terrorists."

    "All nuclear weapons are located on the spot. No weapons were sold to Al Qaeda or any similar organizations and none was stolen," emphasized Mr. Baluyevsky.

    Earlier, the Western press reported that after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Al Qaeda allegedly purchased several portable nuclear weapons which were based in Ukraine.

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