(QHA) -

Russia has every reason to dispose its nuclear arsenal in Crimea to suit its interests and international legal obligations, Russian Prime Minister Sergey Lavrov announced, Interfax reports.

“Crimea was not a non-nuclear zone in an international law sense but was part of Ukraine, a state which doesn't possess nuclear arms. Now Crimea has become part of a state which possesses such weapons in accordance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty”.

“In accordance with international law, Russia has every reason to dispose of its nuclear arsenal ... to suit its interests and international legal obligations”- Lavrov stated.

Russia annexed Crimea following a disputed regional referendum, which was not recognized by international community and Kyiv.

 

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