Russia has no legitimate reasons to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea – U.S. State Department

21:47, 12 January 2016
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Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank Rose claimed that it would be illegal on the part of Russia to deploy nuclear weapons in the occupied Crimea, an UNIAN correspondent reported from NATO HQ in Brussels.

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First, we condemn Russian illegal annexation of Crimea and we think it would be inappropriate and illegal for them to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea,” Rose said while answering a question of the UNIAN correspondent.

Speaking about his upcoming visit to Ukraine, the U.S. official said that he plans to discuss "a broad set of issues, for example modernization of the U.S.-Ukraine nuclear risk reduction center as well as discussion on a number of topics related to the convention arms control in Europe and space security."

Read alsoRussia plans 16 launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2016As UNIAN reported earlier, Frank Rose is set to visit Kyiv on January 18-20.

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