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Grillot, Suzette R. 2003 ‘Ukraine: International Cooperation.’ Small Arms Control in the Black Sea Region: A regional assessment of small arms control initiatives; Eurasia Series No. 2, p. 36. London: International Alert, Security and Peacebuilding Programme. 1 December
Ukraine: International Cooperation
The Ukrainian Government has engaged in numerous bilateral and multilateral activities, primarily with Poland, Russia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Moldova, the United States, as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States, regarding the international control of trans-border crime, including control over arms trafficking and smuggling. (213)
Ukraine is a member of most international arms and export control regimes. Ukrainian officials also believe international cooperation to be an important aspect of SALW control, and that international standards are of key significance. (214)
In the words of one of the officials, "Ukraine will never violate international rules and regulations" and "Ukraine takes seriously all of its international commitments with regard to non-proliferation". (215)
213) See "Polish-Ukrainian Accord on Combating Crime Signed", PAP Warsaw, 3 March 1999, found at http://www.nisat.org; "Russia, Ukraine Sign Plan for Sea Border Guard Cooperation", ITAR-TASS, 28 October 2000, in FBIS-SOV-2000-1028; "CIS Meeting Discusses Joint Measures Against Crime", ITAR-TASS, 17 March 2001, in FBIS-SOV- 2001-0317; and "US to Increase Cooperation with Five Former Soviet Republics", U.S. Department of State Washington File, 26 December 2002, found at http://usinfo.state.gov/cgi-bin/washfile.
214) Author's interviews with Ukrainian officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and State Service for Export Control, Kiev, Ukraine, February/March 2003.
215) Author's interview with Ukrainian official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kiev, Ukraine, February/March 2003.