Abandoned is the way Ukraine feels after the so-called “free” world, countries such as the USA,
France, and Britain failed in their promises in wake of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances signed in Budapest, Hungary on 5 December 1994 (Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons).
The memorandum signing included security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan in exchange for their disarming. Each were heirs to the soviet nuclear arsenal on their territory.
They failed to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty allowing Putin’s Russia to annex parts of it in 2014. This happened because Barak Hussein Obama followed his instructions from the Council on Foreign Relations to deliberately prevent re-arming the country with defensive lethal weapons. He did this despite experts in the Pentagon suggesting arming Ukraine with these weapons to use against Putin’s aggressive proxy armies on Ukrainian soil.
This is interesting to note that as the junior Democrat senator from Illinois, Obama, accompanied senior Republican senator Lugar in travelling to Ukraine shortly after the country voluntarily gave up its soviet era nuclear arsenal.
Ukraine had inherited the world’s third largest stockpile of nuclear weapons when the USSR (soviet union) imploded and US president Bill Clinton recruited these two senators to go to Ukraine to further disarm it by destroying massive stockpiles of conventional arms stored on its territory.
Today, Ukraine would probably not be fighting a hybrid war in its East and Putin wouldn’t dare rip Crimea from Ukraine to annex by his “little green men” if those stockpiles of weapons were available. That 1994 American-Russian disarming scam signed and approved by Bill “Slick Willy ” Clinton ensured that “frozen war” in present day Ukraine.
We must also remember that Russians also built the Chernobyl nuclear power station in a heavily populated area because of their arrogance, chauvinism, and sheer stupidity, and caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986 through their incompetence.
Then again, they have proven time again that real intelligence is not their best card and this was not their first nuclear disaster. A large part of Russia’s East near Chleyabinsk was already heavily contaminated with radioactivity and the only difference between it and what happened in Chernobyl is that it is a sparsely populated mountainous, forested area.
Some other notable serious “accidents” were the partial meltdown in Leningrad, also smaller incidents at Balakovo and Tomsk-7 reactors to name just those we know of.