Russian Federation’s plans to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea: the possible consequences for Ukraine and European security

  • O. S. Vonsovych Ukrainian-Polish institution of higher education «Central European University»
Keywords: challenges, threats, danger, cooperation, measures


The article investigates the possible consequences for Ukraine and European security in case of deploying by Russian Federation nuclear weapons in Crimea. It was determined that under current conditions of confrontation between Ukraine and Russia such actions could further complicate the process of resolving the situation in the east of our country and threaten the implementation of peace initiatives regarding the resumption of constructive dialogue. It was found that the reluctance to disclose or hide the real intentions of Russia produces around Ukraine’s borders space of uncertainty and danger. This directly threatens the national security of our state and continue to make use of the power factor in relations with the Russian Federation. It is proved that Ukraine needs to do more emphasis on their own national identity and opportunities to prove its independence with regard to solving such questions. Substantiated the thesis that the European community should now take the necessary measures to prevent the development of the Russian Federation’s plans regarding the deployment of nuclear weapons in Crimea. This will give the opportunity to avoid misunderstandings and create a ground to prevent the destabilization of the European security system.


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How to Cite
Vonsovych, O. S. (2016). Russian Federation’s plans to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea: the possible consequences for Ukraine and European security. Grani, 19(8), 84-89.