Following the first ever meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and newly minted Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, the two sides announced that Ukraine will give up its stores of highly enriched uranium (HEU).
It's not the first victory for the Obama administration at this week's Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, which hasn't even officially started yet. Kazakhstan Sunday agreed to allow the U.S. planes direct overflight of its territory for military equipment headed to Afghanistan.
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"This is something that the United States has tried to make happen for more than 10 years,” said the White House spokesman, Robert Gibbs, referring to the Ukrainian announcement.