“Russia will not allow Ukraine to acquire nuclear weapons,” RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.

Earlier, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, during his speech at the Munich Security Conference, announced his intention to initiate consultations within the framework of the Budapest Memorandum, while he did not rule out a revision of Ukraine's refusal of nuclear weapons.

First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Viktor Vodolatsky, in an interview with RT, said that Kyiv's Western partners would not allow Ukraine to have nuclear weapons at its disposal.