1999 Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Text: Joint Statement of the U.S.-Ukraine Binational Commission USIA 08 December 1999 -- U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma met December 8 in Washington for the third plenary session of the United States-Ukraine Binational Commission and issued a joint statement summarizing progress made in strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries.
- U.S., Ukraine Sign Cooperation Agreement American Forces Press Service 08 December 1999 -- The agreement covers calendar 2000 and spells out functional areas of U.S. defense cooperation with Ukraine.
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-Ukraine Rocket Technology Safeguards Agreement USIA 29 September 1999 -- The United States issued a fact sheet September 29 on the agreement between the U.S. and Ukraine to safeguard sensitive Ukrainian rocket technology used to launch U.S. commercial satellites.
- U-S - UKRAINE NUCLEAR Voice of America 29 September 1999 -- The United States and Ukraine have signed an agreement designed to safeguard Ukrainian nuclear material.
- Fact Sheet: U.S., Ukraine Sign MOU on Aerospace Cooperation USIA 29 September 1999 -- A fact sheet describing the non-binding document noted that Ukraine possesses "significant aerospace technology and expertise that could otherwise be used to develop weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems" and that the MOU recognizes the importance "of keeping this expertise in a field that complements our mutual goals ofpursuing high technology and non-proliferation cooperation."
- High-seas launch worries islanders The Christian Science Monitor WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 -- John Pike, director of space policy for the Washington-based Federation of American Scientists, says the US government should be pleased that Zenit has found a peaceful and profitable role. "The US has been concerned that if the Yuzhmash people aren't able to earn enough to eat, they might sell their products to Iran, Iraq, or Libya," Mr. Pike says.
- UNITED STATES AND UKRAINE EXTEND NUNN-LUGAR COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION AGREEMENT August 5, 1999 -- Earlier this year, CTR achieved a major milestone: the complete elimination of the SS-19 ICBM system which Ukraine inherited from the Soviet Union, including 111 missiles, 130 missile silos, and 13 launch control centers. The CTR program in Ukraine continues to focus on eliminating SS-24 ICBMs.
- Media availability with Secretary Cohen and Minister of Defense Kuzmuk, Ukraine July 31, 1999 -- The exchange of equipment is possible, but this SU-24 aircraft should be deprived of all their sites as a carrier of nuclear warheads.
- Text of a resolution by the Ukrainian Supreme Council on Ukrainian-NATO Relations [adopted on 23 April 1999] -- The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers should undertake urgent measures to suspend the destruction of strategic aviation systems and missile silos and launchers.
- Ukraine NUCLEAR CONTAINMENT PROJ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - 05 April 1999
- Ukraine's NSDC Chief Remarks on Nuclear-Free Status By Mikhail Melnik ITAR-TASS World Service 0108 GMT 29 Mar 1999 -- Vladimir Gorbulin, Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, said that "Ukraine cannot cancel its nuclear-free status or join the nuclear bloc of Russia and Belarus".
- Ukraine's Kuchma on Revision of Nuclear-Free Status Moscow Interfax 1247 GMT 26 Mar 1999 -- Ukrainian
President Leonid Kuchma has said he opposes the parliament's instruction
to the government to prepare drafts on denouncing Ukraine's nuclear-free
- Ukraine: MP's Decision on Nuclear Status 'Emotional' Kiev UT-1 Television Network 1730 GMT 24 Mar 99 -- Ukrainian presidential press-secretary, Oleksandr Martynenko believes that the parliament decision requesting the government to abolish Ukraine's non-nuclear status was purely emotional.
- SEA LAUNCH SATELLITES Voice of America 11 March 1999 -- THE FIRST PRIVATE-SECTOR EFFORT TO SEND SATELLITES INTO SPACE WILL LAUNCH A ROCKET FROM THE PACIFIC LATER THIS MONTH.
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