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08KYIV706, UKRAINE/MTCR/WASSENAAR: SYRIAN MILITARY ENGINE

April 7, 2008

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08KYIV706 2008-04-07 13:14 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXYZ0050
PP RUEHWEB

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

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