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Title: JCIC-XXVII: (U) UKRAINIAN CLOSING PLENARY

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05GENEVA27572005-11-10 08:19:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET US Mission Geneva
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SUBJECT: JCIC-XXVII:  (U) UKRAINIAN CLOSING PLENARY 
STATEMENT, NOVEMBER 9, 2005 
 
Classified By:  Jerry A. Taylor, U.S. Representative to 
the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission (JCIC). 
Reasons: 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (U) This is JCIC-XXVII-053. 
 
¶2.  (U) The text at paragraph 3 is the official translation 
of the Ukrainian statement that was delivered at the closing 
plenary meeting of the Twenty-seventh Session of the START 
Treaty's Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission (JCIC), 
held at the Russian Mission on November 9, 2005. 
 
¶3.  (S) Begin text: 
 
                                   Official Translation 
 
                          STATEMENT 
               by the Representative of Ukraine 
       to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission 
               at the Plenary Meeting of Part II 
                        of JCIC-XXVII 
 
                       November 9, 2005 
 
     Esteemed Mr. Chairman, 
 
     Esteemed Representatives, Heads, and Members of the 
Delegations of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of 
Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and the United States of 
America, 
 
     In summing up JCIC-XXVII, it should be noted that the 
session was quite productive.  In our view, positive results 
were ensured by the fact that the Parties concentrated their 
efforts on resolving priority issues related to practical 
Treaty implementation activities and by the intensive work 
during the intersessional period. 
 
     The Parties appreciated the need to resolve a number of 
problems of great importance both for supporting the 
inspection regime in the territory of the Russian Federation 
and the U.S. and for supporting the actual work associated 
with the elimination of strategic offensive arms. 
 
     In connection with that, we welcome the fact that in 
Part I of the session six multilateral JCIC documents were 
signed, in addition to the letters of exchange concerning 
ground transportation of cargos to the Votkinsk continuous 
monitoring facility. 
 
     During Part II of the session, despite its short 
duration, the Parties have succeeded in making significant 
progress on a number of fairly complex issues, specifically: 
 
     JCIC Joint Statement No. 39 on First Stages of SS-25 
ICBMs Burned Without Nozzles Attached was signed; 
 
     JCIC Joint Statement No. S-(BLANK) on Changes to the 
Boundary of the Kartaly ICBM Base for Silo Launchers of ICBMs 
was prepared for signature, and agreement was reached on the 
procedure for finalizing it (sic). 
 
     An appropriate agreement was reached on conducting 
reentry vehicle inspections of Trident II SLBMs at U.S. naval 
bases.  Ukraine's Coordinated Statement on Reentry Vehicle 
Inspections of Trident II SLBMs is contained in the 
unclassified attachment to this statement. 
 
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     Statements of Policy by the Parties Concerning 
Inspection of Trident I SLBMs in Liners and Trident II SLBMs 
in Loading Tubes During Data Update Inspections were prepared 
for finalization. 
 
     The two latter issues have been a focus of attention of 
the Commission and the inspection teams for a long time, and 
final agreement on them will make possible more productive 
work on other problems that are still under consideration in 
the Commission. 
 
                            * * * 
     The discussion of issues related to completing 
implementation of the comprehensive program of phased 
elimination of SS-24 ICBM military missile systems in Ukraine 
is traditionally of particular importance to the Ukrainian 
Delegation. 
 
     In this context, the Ukrainian Delegation informed the 
Parties of the successful preparations for the final phase of 
SS-24 elimination, which calls for the removal of solid 
rocket fuel from the rocket motor cases of SS-24 ICBMs and 
the elimination of those cases. 
 
     Thus, in July of this year the process of actually 
washing out the solid rocket fuel began, using the water 
washout method from standard ICBM motors at the pilot plant 
provided to Ukraine by the U.S. side under the Cooperative 
Threat Reduction Program. 
 
     The positive results obtained in this regard demonstrate 
that there are no grounds for the U.S. proposals to forego 
the use of the water washout method, which was at one time 
adopted by agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense. 
 
     Taking into account the actual situation that has 
developed at the Pavlograd Machine Plant and the Pavlograd 
Chemical Plant, which were declared under the Treaty as the 
"Pavlograd Production Facility" and the "Pavlograd Conversion 
or Elimination Facility," respectively, the Ukrainian side 
tabled a number of proposals aimed at implementing Treaty 
provisions in connection with the presence of solid rocket 
motors without nozzles attached at those facilities, as well 
as at ensuring work safety related to the storage and 
elimination of SS-24 ICBMs.  In our view, implementation of 
these proposals will make it possible to simplify 
considerably the situation at those facilities and to reduce 
the necessary costs for carrying out elimination work. 
 
     The Ukrainian Delegation informed the Parties of its 
intention to change the function of the "Pavlograd Conversion 
or Elimination Facility" to the "Pavlograd Storage Facility 
for Solid Rocket Motors."  In this connection, we intend to 
provide the U.S. side with the relevant notification formats 
in the near future. 
 
     The Ukrainian Delegation tabled for discussion a draft 
JCIC Agreement on "Removal of the Pavlograd Facility Subject 
to Suspect-site Inspections from the List of Facilities 
Subject to Suspect-site Inspections."  We trust that all the 
Parties will support this proposal since we see no obstacles 
to adopting such a solution. 
 
     There was further discussion of the question of putting 
into practice a simplified and economically feasible method 
of eliminating the rocket motor cases of SS-24 ICBMs, which 
has been under discussion in the Commission for quite a long 
time now.  In our view, a positive result of the discussion 
at this session was the desire expressed by the U.S. 
delegation regarding the need to provide additional 
information which would make it possible to ascertain that, 
after the elimination of rocket motor cases by the proposed 
method, there is no possibility of their future use for their 
directly intended purpose.  We intend to work along these 
lines during the intersessional period. 
 
                            * * * 
     Other items on the JCIC agenda were also discussed 
during this session.  A certain amount of progress was made 
on some of them.  However, there are a number of problems on 
which the positions of the Parties did not come closer 
together and in the future the Commission will still have to 
do a lot of work in search of mutually acceptable solutions. 
 
                            * * * 
 
     In conclusion, we would like to reemphasize that the 
Ukrainian side, as in the past, believes that, in the future 
too, the Commission's productivity will depend on the JCIC's 
ability to focus its efforts on solving priority problems in 
the context of achieving the Treaty's objectives as well as 
on the Parties' readiness to search for compromises. 
 
     The Ukrainian Delegation expresses its appreciation to 
the interpreters and translators of the Russian and U.S. 
Delegations for assisting our Delegation in the work of the 
session, and we wish all the participants in this session a 
safe return home. 
 
     Thank you for your attention. 
 
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¶4.  (U) Taylor sends. 
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