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.
|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.
Related: “What is Nuclear Security?”