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Russia Today: Ukrainian nationalists bring nuclear arms to election fight

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Sep. 06, 2012 16:43
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Supporters of the Ukrainian nationalist movement rally in downtown Lviv on April 28, 2012 to mark the 68th anniversary of the formation of the Ukrainian Galacian Division of the Waffen SS.
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Editor's Note: The following story was published online by Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded information organization that has been criticized for its anti-Western and anti-Ukrainian propaganda.

The Ukrainian nationalist party UNA-UNSO, known for sending armed volunteers to fight on the post-Soviet space, has announced in its elections program that Ukraine needs nuclear weapons.

"In order to do something we need leverage as a state. We need to demand the restoration of the nuclear status of our country," said Valery Bobrovich, chief of the headquarters of the Ukrainian Nationalist Assembly – Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense. The politician added that Ukraine has no future without nuclear weapons.

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