Produced by Sergei Ivanov
10 July 2020
Ukraine: Fueling Its Future Defense From Soviet ICBMs
As the U.S. and Russia debate extending their New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty past 2021, it’s a question that can come to mind: What happens to nuclear weapons that countries agree to decommission? In eastern Ukraine’s Pavlohrad Chemical Plant, many of them essentially get a second chance. Our #InUkraine program this spring took a look at how the Pavlohrad Chemical Plant converts solid fuel from Soviet-era ICBMs into propellant for new missiles.