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State with nuclear-free security policy

Ukraine boycotted the TPNW negotiations in 2017 and has not adhered to the Treaty, but it has consistently abstained on the UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Ukraine maintains policies and practices that are compliant with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty, and can therefore sign and ratify it without making changes to existing practices or policies.

TPNW status
Not signed, not ratified, not acceded
Compatibility with prohibitions in TPNW Article 1(1)
Art 1(1)(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compatible
Test Compatible
Possess or stockpile Compatible
Art 1(1)(b) Transfer Compatible
Art 1(1)(c) Receive transfer or control Compatible
Art 1(1)(d) Use Compatible
Threaten to use Compatible
Art 1(1)(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compatible
Art 1(1)(f) Seek or receive assistance Compatible
Art 1(1)(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compatible
TPNW voting and participation
Vote on negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Did not vote
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) No (N/A)
Vote on adoption of treaty text N/A
Last vote on UNGA resolution Abstained
Fissile material
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (military/civilian) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Annex 2 state)
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD Yes
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

Ukraine did not touch upon the TPNW in its statements during the 2020 UN General Assembly, but in the General Debate, Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, made the following remark regarding the need for global cooperation: 'Consider also this. Coronavirus spares no one. It does not care whether the country has nuclear weapons or what is the level of its GDP, [...] The COVID-19 showed that global world is not just the world without borders. It is also about global responsibility, when counteracting joint threats should involve not 7, not 20, but at least 193 countries.' He also said: 'We don't have a planet B. We live here and just once.' See:


  • Ukraine should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
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