"We have never asked for offensive weapons. But we have to defend our country. We must defend peace, tranquility and stability, in Europe as well. We need defense capabilities against nuclear power. Russia spent tens of billions of dollars in order to upgrade its army and intimidating today the entire civilized world," said Yatsenyuk, according to Ukraine Today.

The Budapest Memorandum agreed in 1994 between Ukraine and world powers guaranteed Ukraine's territorial integrity, in return for giving up its nuclear weapons.

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