At the Global Partnership (GP) meeting in November 2014, the Government of Ukraine put forth several proposals requesting assistance in the area of nuclear and radiological security as well as requests for enhancements in abilities to manage and respond to nuclear incidents. In response to this request, Defense Threat Reduction Agency is providing assistance to the National Guard of Ukraine, National Police of Ukraine, ATC of the Security Service of Ukraine, George Kuzmich Training Center of the Institute for Nuclear Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to enhance the capabilities to respond to nuclear incidents, secure information and communication mechanisms and prevent illegal trafficking of nuclear materials outside of regulatory control. As part of the Global Nuclear Security Program, in Ukraine Defense Threat Reduction Agency completed the construction of the Interagency Operations Headquarters for the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and Emergency Information Center of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine. Currently the main pillars within the Global Nuclear Security Program in Ukraine are:
Assistance for the National Guard of Ukraine:
Procurement of security equipment for the Ukraine National Guard focused on 1) personnel protective equipment, 2) physical security, 3) emergency response, 4) transportation, 5) communications, and 6) training.
Development, design, and upgrades and/or enhancements of Ukraine National Guard Training Facilities and operations / support facilities. This includes response force/guard force facilities located near the four Nuclear Power Plants, two Nuclear Scientific Research Facilities, one Dry Cask Storage site and up to two locations to be considered for regional or national level National Guard training facilities.
Assistance for the Anti-Terrorist Center of the Security Service of Ukraine:
Providing logistics support and vulnerability assessments of the tabletop and field training exercises. Developing and providing training courses in the areas of concern at the George Kuzmich Center.
Assistance to George Kuzmich Training Center of the Institute for Nuclear Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Assistance in development and provision of training courses for the National Guard Nuclear Security Force, National Police, Anti- Terrorist Center of the Security Service of Ukraine in the areas of physical security, emergency / crisis response, command and control, and prevention of trafficking of nuclear materials. Assistance in renovation of classroom facilities and the construction of a new multi-functional training facility to allow the possibility of the development of different anti-sabotage scenarios for field training exercises.
Assistance for the National Police of Ukraine:
Procurement of the equipment to enhance the capabilities of the Department related to hazardous materials to react to radioactive, chemical, biological and nuclear threats and prevent trafficking of nuclear materials through acquisition of radiological/chemical detection means, communication means, vehicles, computer equipment, and protection gear and through training at the George Kuzmich Center.