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A scathing analysis by Fox News’ Justin Haskins sums up
the role played by multiple Democrat presidents leading up
to Russia’s unprovoked invasion into Ukraine.
First, President Bill Clinton made a disastrous decision to
support the nuclear disarmament of Ukraine. Numerous
congressional Democrats have supported this move.
Ukraine controlled some 5,000 nuclear weapons at the
time of the fall of the Soviet Union. This included “long-
range missiles that carried up to 10 thermonuclear
warheads, each far stronger than the bomb that leveled
In 1992, Russia and the Clinton White House worked to
convince Ukraine to give up all of its nuclear weapons.
Ukraine returned the nuclear weapons it had inherited from
the Soviet government back to Russia in 1992.
As part of Ukraine’s agreement to disarm itself of nuclear
weapons, a pledge was made by the United States,
Russia, and United Kingdom to protect Ukraine against
The initial agreement was called Budapest Memorandum
on Security Assurances and later reaffirmed in 2009 by
President Barack Obama.