November 17, 1994 |
After three years of agonized wrangling, the Ukrainian Parliament closed another Cold War chapter Wednesday by agreeing to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and surrender nuclear weapons forever.
June 1, 1997 |
Ending one of history's oldest fraternal feuds, Russia and Ukraine signed away a millennium of rivalry and resentment Saturday with a friendship treaty destined to shape a new era of relations between Europe's biggest states. With his signature on the accord pledging respect for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin gave up Moscow's long-running claims on Crimea.