The United States and Canada today marked the deployment of radiation detection equipment at Ukraine`s Kyiv Boryspil International Airport, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration said, according to Global Security News.

Canada`s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Department contributed $4.5 million to nuclear nonproliferation projects in Ukraine conducted under the NNSA Second Line of Defense program. The U.S. agency`s work in the country includes deploying radiation scanners at entry points into Ukraine, training personnel and organizing technical conferences.

“We appreciate both Ukraine’s commitment and Canada’s contribution to advancing our common international security goals,” NNSA Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator Kenneth Baker said at a ceremony.

“The commissioning of the radiation detection system at Kiev Boryspil International Airport represents an important step forward in increasing transcontinental security. We will continue to strengthen our cooperation as we work together to complete installation of the radiation detection systems at other sites in Ukraine,” Baker said (U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration release, Dec. 5).

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