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The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Ukraine on cooperation in the field of creation and operation space-rocket and rocketry

of February 8, 1995

(as amended on on February 11, 2001)

The government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Ukraine which are hereinafter referred to as by the Parties

realizing the responsibility for support of international efforts on prevention of uncontrollable distribution of delivery systems of weapons of mass destruction,

being guided by regulations of the Agreement between the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States on joint activities for research and use of space of December 30, 1991, Agreements on production and scientific and technical cooperation of the companies of defense industries of November 18, 1993,

in view of the developed labor division between the organizations and the companies of the Parties in the field of development, production and operation rocket and the missile and space equipment,

understanding exclusive importance of preserving and development of scientific and technical and potential production of this sphere for the benefit of maintenance at high world level rocket and the missile and space equipment and technology in case of the minimum level of costs of both Parties,

agreed about the following:

Article 1

In this agreement the term "competent authorities" which means is used:

from the Russian Federation - the State committee of the Russian Federation on defense industries, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the Russian space agency;

from Ukraine - the Ministry of mechanical engineering, military industrial complex and conversion of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, the National Space Agency of Ukraine.

Article 2

Keep the developed bonds and cooperation between the developmental, research, production and operating companies and the organizations of Russia and Ukraine for creation, repair and operation rocket and the missile and space equipment, on carrying out warranty and designer's service of operation of missile and space systems, increase in operational terms, increase in nuclear safety, development of methods and means of utilization of missile systems.

Perform performance of works on the basis of joint decisions of competent authorities according to mutually agreed programs and agreements.

Article 3

Provide joint projects implementation of perspective samples rocket and the missile and space equipment at all stages of its creation, operation under the mutual agreement of competent authorities of the Parties.

Perform development and upgrade of samples rocket and the missile and space equipment according to the existing normative and technical documents of the Parties.

Make delivery of finished goods by the companies and organizations of space-rocket industries of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, its guarantee maintenance and designer's service strictly according to the agreements signed between them.

Questions of responsibility for non-execution or improper execution of obligations under such agreements are regulated according to legislations of the Parties and their international obligations.

Article 4

Perform development and refining of documentation on the equipment and technology according to the existing vzaimnopriznanny normative and technical documents of the Parties. To perform mutual transfer of necessary documentation between the companies and the organizations of space-rocket industries on the lists approved by competent authorities of the Parties.

The parties will exchange the necessary scientific and technical and other information which is of mutual interest in agreed volume, providing at the same time required confidentiality, guaranteeing nondisclosure and impossibility of information transfer and other data received during implementation of this agreement, any third party without written consent of the Party which provided such information.

Article 5

Shall provide the parties according to the established connection in agreed volumes of delivery by the companies of space-rocket industries of the Russian Federation and Ukraine of the equipment, the materials, procurements, components necessary for productive and operational activity, and according to legislations and procedures of export control of the Parties in case of observance of the international obligations.

Article 6

Mutual deliveries between the Russian Federation and Ukraine rocket and the missile and space equipment, the equipment, the spare parts, components and appliances necessary for production and operation rocket and the missile and space equipment within the developed cooperation bonds are performed under the signed agreements based on lists, mutually agreed by competent authorities of the Parties, and not assessed with import and export customs duties, and also charges and taxes equated to them.

Article 7

The parties were determined that military representations of Russia at the companies of the Russian Federation perform product acceptance for Ukraine, and military representations of Ukraine at the companies to Ukrainypriyemk of products for Russia on the approved specifications and normative and technical documents.

Article 8

The parties will not be without mutual written notice and consent to sell or transfer formally or products and documentation which are actually delivered under this agreement to it to physical persons and legal entities and the governments of the third countries without preliminary mutual approval.

Article 9

For the purpose of ensuring rational conversion of the companies and organizations of space-rocket industries of the Russian Federation and Ukraine the Party shall give the state support to creation of the Ukrainian-Russian joint businesses and development of other mutually advantageous forms of industrial and economic cooperation, including with involvement of foreign investors for implementation of peace commercial projects.

Article 10

When implementing joint and national space programs in case of failure to carry out of one of the Parties of the assumed liabilities and, as a result of it, causing damage (losses) to other Party the party at fault bears financial responsibility and compensates this damage (losses).

The damage liability (losses), the sizes, procedure and terms of compensation are determined by the special commission which is created by the Parties.

Article 11

This agreement becomes effective from the moment of its signing, except for Article 6, which becomes effective after receipt by the Russian Federation of the written notice of accomplishment of interstate procedures by Ukraine.

The agreement can be changed or added by mutual consent of the Parties. All changes and amendments shall be made in writing.


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