Russia refused to accede to the Treaty banning nuclear weapons (the NPT by), despite the fact that “divides the task of building a nuclear-free world”. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the aggressor country of Russia Sergey Lavrov at the meeting of the UN Security Council on 18 January, the press service of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs.

“Russia does not intend to accede to the NPT by. We believe that the complete elimination of nuclear weapons is only possible in the context of General and complete disarmament under conditions of equal and indivisible security for all, including for holders of nuclear weapons, as envisaged by the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT)”, – he said.

According to Lavrov to get rid of nuclear weapons need “not as a unilateral methods.” He noted that the signing of the NPT by preceded by “illusory and dangerous tendency of forcing the nuclear powers to abandon their existing nuclear arsenals without regard to their interests in the sphere of security and strategic realities.”

The NPT by were signed at the headquarters of the UN on 7 July 2017. At the moment the document was signed by representatives of 53 countries have ratified the three – Guyana, Thailand and the Vatican.

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Russia will not join the Treaty to ban nuclear weapons – Lavrov 19.01.2018

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