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07KYIV758, S) UKRAINE: YUZHNOYE LIQUID FUEL ROCKET

March 30, 2007

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07KYIV758 2007-03-30 15:00 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXYZ0024
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKV #0758 0891500
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 301500Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1757
INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 0003

S E C R E T KYIV 000758 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT ALSO FOR ISN/MTR, EUR/UMB, EUR/PRA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/30/2017 
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL MTCRE CH UP
SUBJECT: (S) UKRAINE: YUZHNOYE LIQUID FUEL ROCKET 
COOPERATION WITH CHINA 
 
REF: STATE 34566 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Kent Logsdon for reasons 1.4(b,c,d) 
 
1. (S) We relayed reftel points March 30 to MFA Arms Control 
and Military Technical Cooperation Department Director 
Volodymyr Belashov regarding U.S. concerns about Ukrainian 
Yuzhnoye company's cooperation with Chinese 11 Institute on 
development of the RD-120 liquid-fuel rocket engine. 
Counselor Olexander Bondarenko and Attache Maryna Stroga from 
Belashov's department were also present. 
 
2. (S) Belashov said he would pass the new information to the 
relevant Ukrainian government offices for follow-up and noted 
in passing his understanding that the preparation time 
required to initiate the RD-120 liquid rocket engine made it 
unsuitable for military applications. 
 
3. (U) Visit Embassy Kyiv's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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