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Holtom, Paul. 2008 ‘Ukrainian Exports of Small Arms and Light Weapons, 2004-2007.’ SIPRI Background Paper. Oslo: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. 1 October
Ukraine inherited millions of small arms and light weapons after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In the 1990s, Ukrainian arms and ammunition found their way to conflicts and embargoed targets in Africa and the Middle East.
However, Ukraine has made improvements in public transparency regarding SALW exports, particularly since 2006.
This paper examines Ukrainian SALW exports to Africa, as recorded by the Ukrainian export control authorities, for the years 2004-2007.
It highlights possible causes for concern and recommends further policy steps that Ukraine could take. It includes a list of published Ukrainian SALW exports for 2004-2007, translated from Ukrainian.