Russia’s deployment of nuclear weapons in the occupied Crimea would mean a violation of its obligations as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko at the international forum “The Chernobyl Lessons for the World's Nuclear Safety,” according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s official Facebook page.

During the forum, Pristayko told about the efforts Ukraine and the international community take to turn the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in an ecologically safe area.

Just a reminder: In December 2015, the Leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev said in his interview with the Focus edition that Russia had delivered nuclear weapons to the annexed Crimea.  

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov continues to believe that Crimea has become a part of Russia after the annexation. According to the Russian official, the international law gives Russia the authority to dispose of a nuclear arsenal in accordance with the "interests and international legal obligations."

Photo: press service of the MFA of Ukraine