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09KYIV108, COOPERATION BETWEEN UKRAINIAN FIRM ARSENAL DESIGN

January 20, 2009

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09KYIV108 2009-01-20 14:59 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Kyiv

P 201459Z JAN 09
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7096
INFO AMEMBASSY BEIJING

S E C R E T KYIV 000108 
 
 
STATE FOR ISN/MTR DAVE WEINSTEIN AND EUR/PRA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/20/2019 
TAGS: PARM MTCRE PREL ETTC UP CH
 
SUBJECT: COOPERATION BETWEEN UKRAINIAN FIRM ARSENAL DESIGN 
BUREAU AND CHINESE AND PAKISTANI ENTITIES OF CONCERN: 
FOLLOW UP (S) 
 
REF: 08 STATE 126516 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Colin Cleary, Reasons 1.4 (b/d). 
 
 1. (S)  In response to reftel demarche, MFA provided Embassy 
with the following response in both Ukrainian and English. 
Begin text of non-paper (Official MFA translation; 
grammar/usage errors in original not corrected): 
 
-- In the spirit of our nonproliferation partnership and in 
response to the request of the American Side, we would like 
to inform you the following. 
 
-- State Enterprise "Arsenal" did not request State Service 
of Export Control of Ukraine a license/permit to conduct 
negotiations with a purpose of signing foreign contracts or 
to perform international transfers of UGT-A high accuracy 
gyrotheodolite to China. 
 
-- State Enterprise Plant "Arsenal" did not have any 
relations with China's Wuhan Sanjiang Import-Export 
Corporation nor made any supplies to it, and does not 
exercise any cooperation with Chinese companies. 
 
-- In July 2008, State Enterprise Plant "Arsenal" did not 
hold any negotiations or make any shipments to China. 
 
-- Regarding the alleged attempt of a weapons broker known as 
Arms Trade Pakistan to procure a variety of guidance and 
control equipment, we would like to inform that the State 
Company "Ukrspetsexport" did not conduct any negotiations on 
this matter with the said broker, neither we have any 
information as for stay or visits of its representatives to 
Ukraine. 
 
-- Transfers of military and dual use goods to China are 
performed in accordance with the Ukrainian export control 
legislation and international obligations in the field of 
nonproliferation with absolute adherence to the MTCR 
Guidelines.  Moreover, official governmental guarantees of 
the Chinese party not to use supplied goods in programs of 
WMD production or means of its delivery are obligatory. 
 
End Text. 
TAYLOR 
 
 
NNNN 
 



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