According to the U.N. Register of Conventional Arms, Ukraine transferred to Russia 29 SS-19/UR-100NUTTH missiles. One missile in 2004, 24 missiles in 2003, and four - in 2002.

There is a problem with these numbers, though. In January 2002 Ukraine reported in its START MOU data that it had 32 SS-19 missiles. The January 2005 MOU lists none. Three missiles have just disappeared. Theoretically it is possible that Ukraine eliminated them on its territory, but I find it rather unlikely - the elimination program was completed in 1999 (the 32 missiles that were left were not supposed to be eliminated, for they had never been fueled).

So, where are the three missiles?