Some 22 US nuclear weapons are stored on Dutch territory, the ex-PM of the Netherlands, Ruud Lubbers, says.

Mr Lubbers, prime minister from 1982-94, said they were stored underground in strong-rooms at the Volkel air base in Brabant, Dutch media report.

He made the revelation in a documentary for National Geographic – saying: “I would never have thought those silly things would still be there in 2013.”

The presence of nuclear weapons on Dutch soil has long been rumoured.

Ethiopia has ordered more than 200 T-72 tanks worth over US$100 million from Ukraine in one of the largest contracts signed by the Ukrainian arms exporter in more than 15 years.

Ukrspecexport SC, the state controlled arms export, signed the contract with the Defence Ministry of Ethiopia yesterday, reports the Ukrinform news agency.

Interfax and Ukrainian sources suggest the Ethiopian order will most likely be made up of upgraded T-72s.

The T-72 was first produced in the Soviet Union in the 1970s but the tanks that will be supplied to Ethiopia will be modernised with a new engine, guided weapons and reactive armour.

Nuclear explosions never happend in Holland or Europe..

Sir Griffo