December 12, 2014

DNP03-19990226-DNEPROPETROVSK, UKRAINE: An Ukrainian officer stands in front of the empty SS19 nuclear missile containers at the missiles dismantling site in Dnepropetrovsk, February 26 1999. Ukraine, which became a nuclear-free state in 1996 when the last warheads of it’s SS-19 and SS-24 missiles were shipped back to Russia in exchange for around $1 billion worth of fuel for Ukraine’s five nuclear power plants, dismantled the booster of the last of total 111 once based in Ukraine SS-19 missiles today. EPA PHOTO EPA/STRINGER