December 11, 1992
Memorandum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
In light of the Verkhovna Radas' analysis on Ukrainian accession to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarifies its position on nuclear weapons and assures its allies that it is working towards disarmament.
December 19, 1992
Directive of the President of Ukraine, 'On Measures to Ensure the Implementation of the Nuclear Policy of Ukraine and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Located on its Territory'
The directive discusses the procedures through which Ukraine will implement its nuclear policy and eliminate nuclear weapons within its boarders.
December 28, 1992
Letter N-15/44-23403 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine proposes negotiations with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on eliminatig warheads of strategic missiles from Ukraine.
January 08, 1993
Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine B. I. Tarasiuk, 'Report on the Results of the Ukrainian-American Political Consultations'
The Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine reports on the success of talks held in Washington between the United States and Ukraine, outlining the areas of discussion and future cooperation.
January 26, 1993
Speech by the Head of Delegation of Ukraine Y. I. Kostenko at the Opening of Negotiations with the Russian Federation on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
At the opening of negotiations with Russia on the elimination of nuclear weapons from Ukraine, Kostenko discusses Ukraine's main concerns: ensuring reliable operation and storage of nuclear warheads in Ukraine until their liquidation, maintaining the Armed Forces of the CIS' control over the operation of Ukraine's nuclear arms, and the recognition that all weapons on Ukrainian territory or removed to Russia after independence belong to Ukraine which will determine how and where to safely dismantle them.
February 03, 1993
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, 'Possible Consequences of Alternative Approaches to Implementation of Ukraine’s Nuclear Policy (Analytical Report)'
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine issues an analytical report on the possible consequences of alternative approaches by Ukraine in the implementation of nuclear policy.
February 19, 1993
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, 'Additional Information on Possible Consequences of Alternative Approaches to Ukraine’s Nuclear Policy'
Zlenko provides the Verkhovna Rada with additional information on the possible consequences of alternative approaches to Ukrainian nuclear policy following the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' earlier report, including the capital investments necessary to maintain a nuclear missile complex in Ukraine, the poilitical ramifications of changing Ukraine's status to a nuclear owning country, the extent of security gaurantees to Ukraine from nuclear states, and Ukraine's intent to not violate the NPT.
March 03, 1993
On Comprehensive Solution of a Wide Range of Issues related to the Deployment of Strategic Nuclear Weapons and Tactical Nuclear Warheads on the Territory of Ukraine, Removed in the Spring of 1992 from Ukraine for Dismantlement and Elimination
This report on the Ukrainian-Russian negotiations on nuclear weapons outlines the position of both Russia and Ukraine.
April 21, 1993
Minister A.M. Zlenko to Prime Minister of Ukraine L.D. Kuchma
Zlenko sends the Prime Minister of Ukraine a report on the possible consequences of Ukraine not joining the NPT, particularly the succession of Ukraine of to the obligations of the former USSR to the NPT. The report concludes that Ukraine can either ratify the NPT as a non-nuclear state and adhere to its previously stated intentions on nuclear weapons or not ratify the NPT. It suggests that Ukraine should participate in the NPT along with START-1 and the Lisbon Protocol.
April 21, 1993
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and State Committee of Ukraine for Nuclear and Radioactive Security, 'Possible Consequences of Ukraine Not Joining the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Analytical Report)'
The Foreign Ministry issues a report on the possible consequences of not joining the NPT given Ukraine's position, following the breakup of the USSR, as neither a nuclear or non-nuclear state.
April 30, 1993
Letter, Boris Yeltsin, President of the Russian Federation, to L.M. Kravchuk
Boris Yeltsin writes to Kravchuk urging Ukraine to follow through with the implementation of START-1 as discussed per their negotiations in Moscow. He says that Russia will not recognize Ukraine's property right to nuclear weapons in Ukrainian territory and that Ukraine cannot use CIS structures to control its nuclear forces.To aid in the recycling of nuclear warheads in Ukraine, Yeltsin offers Russian assistance.
July 01, 1993
V. Tolubko, 'Nuclear Weapons, Space Fleet: Decisions Cannot be Delayed'
In a report to the Verkhovna Rada, Tolubko discusses three national security issues. He argues that Ukraine should either develop its own nuclear weapons industry or operate Ukrainian nuclear weapons jointly with Russia. He suggests that Ukraine should try to preserve its status as a space nation and should lease the naval base in Crimea to Russia.
July 27, 1993
Letter No. UKOR/21-830, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, M.P. Makarevych, to Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, V.M. Shamarov
Makarevych describes possible alternate scenarios for ways forward on Ukraine's proposals to maintain nuclear weapons in Ukrainian territory and to adopt START-1 and the Lisbon Protocol.