Ukraine is ready to continue its fruitful cooperation with the United States in nuclear safety and non-proliferation, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said.
"We're ready to continue our fruitful cooperation in nuclear safety and the non-proliferation of nuclear materials. Such cooperation demonstrates the reliability of Ukrainian-U.S. partnership," the presidential press service quoted Yanukovych as saying at a meeting with U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman in Kyiv on Wednesday. He also said that he, along with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft, would soon attend the opening of a plant for the disposal of empty engine casings of intercontinental ballistic missiles in Pavlohrad. Yanukovych also noted there was successful cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in the removal of stockpiles of highly enriched uranium from Ukraine. "We're now engaged in the introduction of modern technology that will replace highly enriched uranium with low enriched uranium," he said.