Tue. Jan 31st, 2023

Brussels, 29 January 2022

As the world debates whether and how to support Ukraine against the Russian aggression on Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine, politicians  should recall a document that was signed in 1994 to guarantee Ukraine’s security – often mentioned, but rarely known. Remember: pacta sunt servanda!

UN Treaty Registration Number: 52241

Memorandum on security assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons


  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine*
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America

Places/dates of conclusion:

Budapest: 05/12/1994

Authentic texts:

  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English

You can read and download the original text below:


Source : United Nations Treaty Register



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