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08KYIV146, UKRAINE: CHINESE SOLID ROCKET MOTOR EXPERTS AND

January 22, 2008

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08KYIV146 2008-01-22 13:52 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKV #0146 0221352
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 221352Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4774

S E C R E T KYIV 000146 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT ALSO FOR ISN, EUR/UMB, EUR/PRA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/22/2018 
TAGS: PARM PREL MNUC ETTC MTCRE PINR CH UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: CHINESE SOLID ROCKET MOTOR EXPERTS AND 
NONPROLIFERATION WORKING GROUP (NPWG) AGENDA 
 
REF: STATE 4680 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Kent Logsdon for reasons 1.4(b,c,d) 
 
1. (S - REL UP) We met January 22 with MFA Arms Control and 
Military Technical Cooperation Department Counselor Oleh 
Belokolos to provide reftel information regarding the 
possibility that four individuals from China's Fourth 
Academy, which develops and manufactures solid rocket motors 
for Chinese missile and satellite programs, could be 
receiving training from Ukraine's E.O. Paton Electric Welding 
Institute in the near future.  Belokolos said he had received 
the same information from the Ukrainian Embassy in 
Washington.  MFA was following up on the information with the 
aim to provide a response by the February 14-15 
nonproliferation working group (NPWG) meeting in Washington. 
 
2. (SBU) Belokolos also thanked us for the information that 
we provided regarding which export control cases would be 
addressed in NPWG agenda items 11 and 12 ("Conventional 
Arms/Technology Transfer Cases" and "Missile/Technology 
Transfer Cases," respectively).  In that regard, he 
continued, his boss MFA Arms Control Director Volodymyr 
Belashov was requesting that discussion of items 11 and 12 
and "Sevastopol" (evidently agenda item 14, " Disposition of 
HEU Material at Sevastopol University, . . .," etc.) not be 
discussed with the full participation of all NPWG 
participants, but occur separately and in a smaller meeting 
room with only the relevant experts present.  He hastened to 
add that the Ukrainian side was not advocating that the 
matters be taken off the agenda.  When Belokolos was unable 
to clarify what was intended by this proposal, he said he 
would discuss the proposal further with Belashov and get back 
to us. 
 
3. (U) Visit Embassy Kyiv's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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