September 4, 2018
Due to the termination of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Ukraine concerning Cooperation for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Reduced in Ukraine and the Establishment of a Committee on this Cooperation done on 2 March 1994(took effect on March 11, 1994), the Technical Secretariat of Japan-Ukraine Committee on Cooperation for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Reduced in Ukraine has winded up its activities and dissolved.
Taking this opportunity, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our partners for their continued cooperation and support during the mandate of the Japan-Ukraine Committee.
At the same time, please be advised that the Technical Secretariats of other two Committees (Japan-Russia, Japan-Kazakhstan) will continue its work based on the bilateral agreement with each country.
October 31, 2017
A third-party evaluation was implemented from January through July 2017 to assess the results of the Nuclear Security Project at the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technologies in Ukraine (*completed in December 2014 with 173 million JPY disbursed).
In April, three experts of “p2 company co., ltd”, entrusted with the task of evaluation, visited the Kharkiv Institute as well as discussed the results of the project with the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, State Nuclear Inspectorate, Science and Technology Center in Ukraine and Kyiv Institute for Nuclear Research.
The evaluator assessed the project in terms of operational conditions of the mass-spectrometry system and perimeter protection system provided under the project, coordination and synergy with other Donors’ activities, and maintenance plan and conditions. The findings of the evaluator were compiled into a report and presented to the Japan-Ukraine Committee with recommendations and lessons learnt for the future activities.
(FYI) “Completion Ceremony of the Japan-Ukraine Joint Project for Strengthening Nuclear Security of the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technologies” (June, 2015)
June 9, 2015
The completion ceremony of the Japan-Ukraine joint project for strengthening nuclear security of the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technologies (total amount of the project – 173 million JPY) was held on 28 May, 2015 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, with the attendance of government officials of the both States.
During the ceremony Mr. SUMI, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine and Academician NEKLYUDOV, Director-General of the Kharkiv Institute unveiled a plaque commemorating the successful completion of the bilateral project, and Ambassador Sumi commended the KIPT project management team for their dedication and commitment to the important work for nuclear security.
As the first undertaking between Japan and Ukraine within the “Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction”, this cooperation established the state-of-the-art mass-spectrometry system for analysis of the Soviet-origin nuclear materials in bulk form, and upgraded the perimeter protection system against growing threats of terrorism.
The Ukrainian side expressed their appreciation for the Japanese assistance in strengthening nuclear material accounting capabilities as well as enhancing reliability of security system of the leading nuclear-radiation research institution in Ukraine.
Go to the similar topic on the website of the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine.