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Ukraine, U.S. to Open Missile Fuel Disposal Plant Next Year
Plans are in place for the United States and Ukraine next year to jointly open a disposal plant for the solid fuel used in Soviet-era SS-24 ICBMs, Interfax reported on Monday (see GSN, July 29, 2010).
The demilitarization facility is to be established at the Pavlohrad Chemical Plant in the region of Dnipropetrovsk.
Under the bilateral deal, "the U.S. side will delver the equipment and pay for it," an informed insider said. "The facility will be launched in the middle of 2012."
The U.S. Defense Department last year said it would boost financial support to $24 million in order to wrap up the disposal effort by 2013.
The first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty requires Kiev to eradicate its stockpile of 5,000 metric tons of solid fuel for SS-24 long-range ballistic missiles no later than the end of 2013. The ex-Soviet satellite state no longer holds any ICBMs (Interfax, Sept. 12).
Sept. 27, 2013
A fact sheet on current and projected costs of maintaining the U.S. nuclear deterrent, produced by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
July 18, 2013
The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines. It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.
This article provides an overview of the Ukraine's historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.