Kravchuk wary on arms cuts

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The Independent Online
BRUSSELS (AP) - President Leonid Kravchuk, on his first visit to Nato headquarters, vowed to rid Ukraine of nuclear missiles but demanded guarantees that the weapons, which belonged to the former Soviet Union, would not be used against his country.

Ukraine's nuclear weapons are being withdrawn to Russia to be destroyed, but Mr Kravchuk said that the future was unpredictable, since Russia could slide back from democracy into imperialism.

After talks with Mr Kravchuk, Nato's Secretary-General, Manfred Worner, said he 'especially appreciated Ukrainian effort in arms control'.