20 Years since the Budapest Memorandum was Signed

It has been 20 years since Ukraine surrendered its nuclear arsenal — the world’s third largest, with 176 missiles and 1272 warheads — in exchange for security assurances from Russia, the USA and the UK. Two decades later, the treaty was violated when one of the signing parties invaded and annexed Crimea and continues working actively to undermine Ukraine’s territorial integrity. The infographic below highlights key facts about this fateful document.

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