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  •  Budapest Agreement, 1994 (3+ / 0-)
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    fcvaguy, harvarddem, Subterranean

    We did sign a treaty in which we pledged that Ukraine's territorial integrity would be protected, specifically in exchange for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons.  While nowhere near as binding as the language for NATO or the US-Japan treaty, neither is this the same as a fight between two random non-ally countries in South America, or even the same as Georgia 2008.

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