Project for Strengthening Nuclear Security of Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology (2011-2014)

Japan implemented the project worth 173 million JPY for the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology of the National Academy of Sciences to support Ukraine’s efforts in strengthening nuclear security.

契約署名式 ハリコフ研究所
Signing of the Financing Contract (April 2011) Kharkiv Institute

In the Kharkiv Institute there are so-called nuclear materials in bulk-form*, which were transported to the Institute during Soviet era to develop nuclear technology. Recognizing the importance of the Institute in context of non-proliferation, Japan supported the establishment of a state-of-the-art mass-spectrometry system to identify the content of the bulk-form materials as well as strengthening the perimeter protection system to cope with emerging threats such as terrorism.

This project is considered as part of the “Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction” and was referred to in the National Progress Reports of both Japan and Ukraine at the Nuclear Security Summit held in Seoul in March 2012.

* Physically loose forms such as liquid, gas and powder.

質量分析装置 光学顕微鏡 分析室視察
Mass-spectrometer Optical microscope Test-analysis

Related: “What is Nuclear Security?”