"Ukrainian case" undermines non-proliferation efforts - Richard Haass

15 September 2018

The aggression against Ukraine, one of the signatories to the Budapest Memorandum, undermines international non-proliferation efforts, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass has said.

“We analysts, do not think that North Korea will abandon its nuclear weapons, no matter what Donald Trump says, exactly because of the Ukrainian case. I am confident that North Korea will keep its nuclear weapons. We wanted to continue the non-proliferation policy but the Ukrainian case undermines all of these efforts,” he said at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

According to Haass, because of the aggression against Ukraine, even countries which do not have nuclear weapons may consider acquiring them.

The official Twitter handle of the 15th YES Annual Meeting is @yes_ukraine, and participants and followers can include the hash tag: #YESUkraine2018

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Jeffrey Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs
Professor, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, 16th YES Annual Meeting, 2019
«Societies have to spend most of their time looking forward.»