Medvedev Signs Russia-Ukraine Space Cooperation Agreement

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (Credit:

President of Russia PAO — Dmitry Medvedev signed the Federal Law On Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the Protection of Technology in Connection with Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses and Research of Outer Space and in Building and Operating Rockets and Rocket and Space Technology.

The purpose of the agreement is to ensure the conditions required for developing cooperation with Ukraine in the space and rocket industries in accordance with the need to ensure legal and physical protection of controlled goods and related technology destined for export on the importer country’s territory, including prevention of unauthorized transfer of the said goods and technology or their use for other purposes by foreign end users.

The agreement was concluded in Moscow on June 11, 2009.