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Title: JCIC-XXXIV: (U) UKRAINIAN OPENING PLENARY

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SUBJECT: JCIC-XXXIV:  (U) UKRAINIAN OPENING PLENARY 
STATEMENT, JUNE 8, 2009 
 
Classified By:  Jerry A. Taylor, United States Representative 
to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission. 
Reasons:  1.4(b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (U) This is JCIC-XXXIV-008. 
 
¶2.  (U) At paragraph 3 below is the official translation of 
the text of the Ukrainian Statement that was delivered at the 
Opening Plenary Meeting of the Thirty-fourth Session of the 
START Treaty's Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission 
(JCIC), held at the Russian Mission on June 8, 2009. 
 
¶3.  (S) Begin text: 
 
                                    Official Translation 
 
                                    JCIC-XXXIV 
                                    Plenary Meeting 
                                    June 8, 2009 
 
                          STATEMENT 
             by the Head of Delegation of Ukraine 
       to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission 
             at the Plenary Meeting of JCIC-XXXIV 
 
     Esteemed Mr. Chairman, 
 
     Esteemed Heads and Members of the Delegations of the 
Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian 
Federation, and the United States of America, 
 
     Allow me, on behalf of the Ukrainian Delegation, to 
greet you as we begin the work of the Thirty-fourth Session 
of the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission. 
 
     At the last session the Delegations of the Parties 
resolved a number of issues without prejudice to the START 
Treaty, in particular, the issue of holding the meeting of 
the Parties provided for in paragraph 2 of Article XVII of 
the Treaty.  The Ukrainian side considers the very fact of 
discussion of this issue as an opportunity for reaching an 
agreed decision at any time prior to December 2009 on 
extending the Treaty or replacing it with a new Agreement. 
 
     In our view, the question of the Treaty's fate merits 
separate attention and makes its further discussion 
necessary.  The Ukrainian side believes that the START Treaty 
has all the necessary legal provisions that make it possible, 
without prejudice to the Treaty, to reduce strategic 
offensive arms in the future as well, by adopting appropriate 
agreed decisions of the Parties and defining new, necessary 
levels of limitations.  We believe that the Treaty provisions 
are still relevant today and that the existing verification 
mechanism in the Treaty, which includes systems for 
inspections, notifications, and data exchange, has confirmed 
its effectiveness and viability. 
 
     The Ukrainian side provided its proposal for the agenda 
of this session to all the Delegations in advance, and we 
hope for a constructive approach during its discussion. 
 
     In conclusion, we reaffirm that the Delegation of 
Ukraine is prepared to discuss all other items on the agenda 
of this session and express the hope that in the course of 
our work the necessary solutions will be found so as to 
resolve at least some of the accumulated problems regarding 
 
further implementation of the Treaty, as well as its fate 
after 2009. 
 
     If final agreements are reached on the issues raised, 
the Delegation of Ukraine will be prepared to sign the 
documents.  Thank you. 
 
End text. 
 
¶4.  (U) Taylor sends. 
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