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Grillot, Suzette R. 2003 ‘Ukraine: Brokering, Export Criteria and Licensing.’ Small Arms Control in the Black Sea Region: A regional assessment of small arms control initiatives; Eurasia Series No. 2, p. 35. London: International Alert, Security and Peacebuilding Programme. 1 December
Ukraine: Brokering, Export Criteria and Licensing
[In Ukraine] there is only one state-sanctioned company authorised to engage in the sale of military goods.
'Ukrspetseksport' is a state-owned agency that manages the sale of armaments to foreign clients.
Although no other intermediary is granted the legal right to sell Ukrainian weapons, independent reports suggest that there are many brokers operating in Ukraine, some with high-level connections inside and outside the country. (191)
See Salopek, P. "Shadowy Men Run Guns, Feed Fires of War", Chicago Tribune, 24 December 2001, found at http://www.nisat.org; "Holder of Ukrainian Passport Caught Smuggling Arms", Bratislava Pravda, 23 August 2001, p. 2, in FBIS-EEU-2001-0823; and author's interviews with non-governmental experts and analysts, Kiev, Ukraine, February/March 2003.