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08KYIV706
2008-04-07 13:14:00
SECRET
Embassy Kyiv
Cable title:  

UKRAINE/MTCR/WASSENAAR: SYRIAN MILITARY ENGINE

Tags:  PARM ETTC MARR MTCRE PREL SY CH UP 
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DE RUEHKV #0706/01 0981314
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 071314Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5329
						S E C R E T KYIV 000706 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT ALSO FOR ISN, EUR/UMB, EUR/PRA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/07/2018
TAGS: PARM ETTC MARR MTCRE PREL SY CH UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE/MTCR/WASSENAAR: SYRIAN MILITARY ENGINE
OVERHAUL, RESPONSE TO OTHER CASES

REF: A. STATE 34701

B. STATE 34695

C. KYIV 146

D. STATE 4680

Classified By: Acting Political Counselor Robert Scott
for reasons 1.4(b,c,d)



1. (S-REL UP) We provided ref A talking points April 7 to MFA
Arms Control and Military-Technical Cooperation Counselor
Oleh Belokolos during an previously planned meeting.
Belokolos said he would distribute our information regarding
Motor Sich's contract to overhaul Syrian military aircraft
engines to the relevant Ukrainian offices for follow-up
investigation and action. He would get our non-paper
translated April 8, but he observed that his imminent
departure for the MTCR reinforced meeting in Paris could
delay distribution for a few days. (Note: As Ukrainian
officials have noted previously, their action on our requests
could be expedited if we would provide a courtesy translation
of the non-papers into either Ukrainian or Russian, a service
that we cannot provide at post due to their classification
and must be done in Washington.)



2. (S-REL UP) At the same meeting, Belokolos orally provided
the Ukrainian government response to our claim that four
individuals from China's Fourth Academy, which develops and
manufactures solid rocket motors for Chinese missile and
satellite programs, could be due to receive training from
Ukraine's E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute (refs C and
D). He said the Paton Institute did not offer any training
for Chinese Fourth Academy officials in 2008 and stressed
that Ukraine takes its MTCR obligations seriously. Belokolos
added his personal comment that Ukraine's stringent export
control procedures made it unlikely that a Ukrainian
institute could provide any MTCR-related training to
non-Ukrainians.



3. (S-REL UP) Belokolos also provided unofficial translations
of two Ukrainian government non-papers responding to previous
USG inquiries (ref B), as follows (with minor edits):



A. Conventional arms sale to South Sudan.

Begin text.

-- During the Ukraine-U.S. Nonproliferation and Export
Control Working Group meeting, which took place on February
14-15, 2008, you forwarded to us the information that Ukraine
allegedly concluded a contract on supplying a range of
military equipment to the Government of South Sudan, and the
Government of Kenya was also involved in carrying out this
transfer. In this connection we would like to mention the
following.

-- The Government of Ukraine does not recognize the
Government of South Sudan. The U.S. Government is aware of
that. The Government of Ukraine does not maintain any
contacts with it, including military and technical ties, does
not supply and does not plan to supply any armaments to the
Government of South Sudan.

-- In the spirit of the relations of strategic partnership,
we would like to inform you that in 2007 Ukraine supplied
T-72 tanks for the needs of the Ministry of Defense of Kenya.
The supplying was carried out through the Mombasa port,
Kenya. As a result of the delivery of the mentioned
products, the appropriate documents regarding their transfer
to the end-user -- the Ministry of Defense of Kenya -- have
been validated.

-- Carrying out the military and technical cooperation with
foreign countries, Ukraine is guided by the corresponding UN
Security Council resolutions, and the rules defined by the
international export control regimes in the arms trade
sphere. Ukraine, in corpore, submits information on the
international arms transfers to the UN, OSCE and the
Wassenaar Arrangement.

End text.



B. Arsenal and China.

Begin text.

-- In the spirit of our partnership in the nonproliferation
sphere and in response to the request of the American side,
we would like to inform about the following.

-- Design Bureau of the State Enterprise "Arsenal" in
September 2007 did not plan and did not carry out the
negotiations with the representatives of Beijing Institute of
Aerospace Control Devices (BIACD).

-- The State Enterprise "Arsenal" in 2007 did not carry out
the transfers of UGT-A high-accuracy gyrotheodolite to
China's Yuanfeng Precision Machinery Research institute or
Hongyan Machinery Factory.

-- The military good and dual -use items transfers to China
are carried out in accordance with the Ukrainian export
controld legislation and international nonproliferation
obligations.

End text.



4. (U) Visit Embassy Kyiv's classified website:
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev.
Taylor