CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo paid an official visit to Ukraine on 9 September 2013. Zerbo met Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, who reaffirmed Ukraine’s commitment and support for the Treaty.
“Ukraine occupies a strategic position between the western and eastern world. It showed the way, in which you need to go for abandoning nuclear tests. We need a voice of Ukraine to convince those states that refuse to sign the treaty. I’m here today to hold talks with diplomats and people, who will make political decisions to help make the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban the international law,” Zerbo commented during the press-conference with the Ukrainian media.
Media reports covering CTBTO Executive Secretary’s meeting with the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine: