Ukraine 2016

Bike for Peace organized a peace-ride from Kiev to Lviv starting from April 23rd 2016 and lasting for one week.

The people of Ukraine have been suffering from the war in the Eastern part of Ukraine since 2014, and our main focus was to make sure that the rest of the world does not forget about the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Download a full day-to-day program here.

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During our tour we visited several schools, universities and other institutions where we gave lectures about our work for peace.

The goal of this project was to enhance the legal awareness of the people to prevent and to protect them against violations of human and citizen rights.

We will also continued our focus on a world free from Nuclear weapons.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukraine held about one third of the Soviet nuclear arsenal, the third largest in the world at the time, as well as significant means of its design and production. 130 UR-100N intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) with six warheads each, 46 RT-23 Molodets ICBMs with ten warheads apiece, as well as 33 heavy bombers, totaling approximately 1,700 warheads remained on Ukrainian territory. While Ukraine had physical control of the weapons, it did not have operational control, as they were dependent on Russian-controlled electronic Permissive Action Links and the Russian command and control system. In 1994 Ukraine agreed to destroy the weapons, and to join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).