Russia cites Ukraine for disrupting UN nuclear deal, questions draft document

Russia cites Ukraine for disrupting UN nuclear deal, questions draft document

United Nations: A four-week review of the UN treaty, considered a cornerstone of nuclear disarmament, failed to reach an agreement. Russia has blocked the adoption of the Joint Declaration, questioning the draft document of the convention. The document condemned the military occupation of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. This military occupation has raised the possibility of a nuclear accident.

“Unfortunately, no agreement has been reached on this document,” said Igor Vishnevetki, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Disarmament and Arms Control, delaying the final meeting of the summit reviewing the 50-year-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. He said that not only Russia, but many countries do not agree with many of the issues included in the 36-page final document.

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons required ratification of the document by all 191 countries.

The world is facing an unimaginable nuclear war
The conference’s president and Argentine ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen said that the final draft represents the best efforts of all parties to hold differing views and meet their expectations at such a time “for a progressive outcome”. When “our world faces escalating conflicts. And, most alarmingly, the growing threat of unimaginable nuclear war”.

But after Vishnavetki spoke, Zlauvinen told the delegates, “I see that the conference is not in a position to agree on its fundamental work at this time.”

NTP is reviewed every five years
The NPT review conference is held every five years, but this time it was delayed due to COVID-19. This is the second time that a final document has not been agreed between the member states. Earlier, the 2015 conference failed to reach an agreement due to serious differences on the establishment of a West Asia region free from weapons of mass destruction.

Disputes over the West Asia region have not been resolved but are being discussed, and the issue of establishing a nuclear-free West Asia region is important, according to a draft of the final document obtained by the Associated Press (AP). But this year it is not a big hurdle.

Ukraine-Russia issue remains in discussion
The most pressing issue this time around is the February 24 attack on Ukraine by Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia is a “powerful” nuclear-armed country and that any attempt to intervene will have “results you’ve never seen before.” “A nuclear war cannot be won and should never be fought,” he said. ,

In addition, Russia’s occupation of Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Zaporizhzhya, south-eastern Ukraine, has raised fears of a nuclear disaster.

Under the provisions of the NPT, the five major nuclear powers – the US, China, Russia (then the Soviet Union), the UK and France – agreed to negotiate toward a one-day elimination of their arsenals, and non-nuclear-weapon states. This condition was agreed but the promise not to acquire nuclear weapons was to guarantee that they would be able to develop nuclear power for peaceful purposes.

India and Pakistan did not join the NPT. They made nuclear weapons. North Korea did the same. Ishaya is the first agreement’s Poshti Ki Lakh later Angana’s Wah Tej Hai Raha Hai. Israel, which is not a signatory to the NPT, is believed to have a nuclear arsenal, but this neither confirms nor denies it.

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