Ukraine not planning to restore nuclear status – ministry

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KYIV. March 25 (Interfax) – Ukraine is not planning to restore its status as a nuclear nation, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.

“Ukraine neither was, nor is planning to renew its nuclear status,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis said at a Tuesday briefing.

Such a position was clearly expressed by Acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsa during his visit to the Hague, he added.

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