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07KYIV2491, S) UKRAINE/MTCR/NSG: CENTRIFUGAL CHARGING PUMPS

September 28, 2007

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07KYIV2491 2007-09-28 10:49 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXRO1053
PP RUEHDBU
DE RUEHKV #2491/01 2711049
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 281049Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3918
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 0008
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD 0009

S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 KYIV 002491 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT ALSO FOR ISN/MTR, EUR/PRA, AND EUR/UMB 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/27/2017 
TAGS: ETTC PARM PREL MTCRE MNUC TSPA PK CH UP
SUBJECT: (S) UKRAINE/MTCR/NSG: CENTRIFUGAL CHARGING PUMPS 
TO CHINA/CHINESE RD-120 DEVELOPMENT 
 
REF: A. KYIV 1064 
 
     B. STATE 59277 
     C. KYIV 0758 
     D. STATE 34566 
     E. 06 STATE 190802 
     F. 06 STATE 127678 
     G. 06 STATE 90085 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Kent Logsdon for reasons 1.4(b,d) 
 
1. (S) On September 27, MFA Arms Control and Military 
Technical Cooperation Department Counselor Oleh Belokolos 
provided us with a non-paper regarding delivery to China of 
centrifugal charging pumps to China from the Ukrainian 
company, Sumy Frunze Machine Building Scientific Production 
Association.  Belokolos had earlier provided a response on 
Ukrainian cooperation with Chinese enterprises regarding 
development of the RD-120 rocket engine (reftels).  Both 
non-papers are provided below. 
 
2. (S) Begin text of centrifugal charging pumps non-paper. 
 
Unofficial translation 
 
Releasable to the Government of the United States of America 
 
During the regular meeting of the Ukraine - U.S. 
nonproliferation and export control Working Group in June, 
2007, the U.S. Side handed over the unofficial document 
related to the possible transfer by Ukrainian entity Sumy 
Frunze Machine Building Scientific Production Association of 
the centrifugal charging pumps, which could be used to 
complete repairs at the Chasma Nuclear Power Plant (CHSNUPP) 
in Pakistan. 
 
-- We would like to emphasize that Ukraine, as the 
member-state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is 
respectful to its international obligations in the sphere of 
nonproliferation of nuclear materials and technologies. 
 
-- On 22 February, 2007, the Agreement between the 
Internationals Atomic Energy Agency and the Islamic Republic 
of Pakistan for the Application of Safeguards in Connection 
with the Supply of a Nuclear Power Station from the People's 
Republic of China (INFCIRC/705) has entered into force. 
According to the Section 2 of this Agreement, Pakistan 
undertakes that the equipment and materials, which are 
transferred according to this Agreement, shall be used 
exclusively for the peaceful purposes. 
 
-- The People's Republic of China is the member of the 
Nuclear Suppliers Group.  There is no available information 
regarding the breach by this country of the NSG Guidelines. 
 
-- In this connection, we do not consider that the contract 
between Ukrainian entity Sumy Frunze Machine Building 
Scientific Production Association and the Chinese company 
regarding the transfer of the mentioned production will 
contradict with the NSG Guidelines. 
 
End text. 
 
3. (S) Begin text of RD-120 non-paper. 
 
Unofficial translation from Ukrainian. 
 
On the international transfers of goods from Ukraine to the 
People's Republic of China in the framework of their 
cooperation in the sphere of peaceful exploration and use of 
outer space 
 
-- In response to the US Side's inquiry at the regular 
meeting of the Ukraine - US Nonproliferation and Export 
Control Working Group (26-27 June, 2007, Kyiv, Ukraine) 
regarding the international transfers of goods from Ukraine 
to the People's Republic of China in the framework of their 
cooperation in the field of the peaceful use and exploration 
of outer space, we would like to provide the following 
information. 
 
1.  In 2007, there were no official contacts between the 
Ukrainian space industries and enterprises of the People's 
Republic of China regarding the transfer of technologies 
concerning the rocket engine RD-120.  The Ukrainian 
enterprises did not transfer technical and engineering 
information and the sample models of the RD-120 rocket 
engines to the People's Republic of China. 
 
KYIV 00002491  002 OF 002 
 
 
 
2.  According to the technical specification "Total Impulse 
Capacity," the rocket engine RD-120 can be classified as MTCR 
Category I item. 
 
As far as we know, three rocket engines RD-120 were sold by 
the company "Obschemashexport" (Moscow, USSR), and were 
transferred in 1991 to the company "Viektochmash" (the 
People's Republic of China). 
 
-- At the same time, we would like to inform the US Side that 
the cooperation between the Ukrainian industries and the 
enterprises and institutions of the People's Republic of 
China is being conducted in full accordance with the 1995 
intergovernmental Agreement "On the Cooperation in the Sphere 
of Peaceful Exploration and Use of Outer Space" and the 
2006-2010 Plan for Ukrainian-Chinese Cooperation in the 
above-mentioned sphere,
and also ensuring the strict 
adherence to the requirements of the international export 
control regimes (in particular, the Missile Technology 
Control Regime) and Ukraine's international obligations in 
the nonproliferation sphere. 
 
-- Concerning the cooperation between the Ukrainian 
industries and the Institute 11 of the People's Republic of 
China, we would like to inform you that the mentioned 
cooperation has not been conducted in 2007 and is not 
included in our future plans. 
 
End text. 
 
4. (U) Visit Embassy Kyiv's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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