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06KIEV3672, UKRAINE/MTCR: VENEZUELA ARMS SALES POLICY BRIEFED,

September 22, 2006

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06KIEV3672 2006-09-22 13:54 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKV #3672 2651354
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 221354Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY KIEV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1562
INFO RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 0017
RUEHCP/AMEMBASSY COPENHAGEN 0087
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0620
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 0323

S E C R E T KIEV 003672 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT ALSO FOR ISN, ISN/MTR, EUR/UMB, EUR/PRA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/22/2016 
TAGS: PREL ETTC MTCRE PARM MNUC KSCA TSPA FR DA KN
UK, IR, UP 
SUBJECT: UKRAINE/MTCR: VENEZUELA ARMS SALES POLICY BRIEFED, 
MTCR PAPERS DELIVERED 
 
REF: A. STATE 155336 
     B. STATE 152615 
     C. STATE 149612 
     D. STATE 149566 
     E. STATE 149559 
     F. STATE 149547 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Kent Logsdon for reasons 1.4(b,c,d) 
 
1. (U) This is an action request.  See para 5. 
 
2. (S) On September 22, we relayed ref A points on changes in 
USG policy regarding arms sales to Venezuela and MTCR papers 
in other reftels to MFA Arms Control and Military Technical 
Cooperation Department Counselors Igor Kyzym and Oles 
Belakoles (who recently replaced Serhiy Kucherenko).  (Refs 
B-F transmitted papers on North Korea and Iran's missile 
program and lists of WMD delivery systems, Category I missile 
projects, and Item 19 missile projects.) 
 
3. (C) Kyzym asked us to schedule a follow-up meeting with 
Department Director Volodymyr Belashov to discuss more fully 
relations with Venezuela and other subjects.  He advised that 
Belashov would lead the Ukrainian delegation to the October 
2-6 MTCR Plenary in Copenhagen. 
 
4. (U) During the course of the meeting, Kyzym inquired about 
the possibility of receiving courtesy translations of 
documents in the Ukrainian language.  He said MFA officials 
could use the English language texts, but MFA had to 
translate our papers for the benefit of other relevant 
Ukrainian agencies, which also were the ones generally to 
take the lead on most arms control issues within the 
Ukrainian government.  Thus, courtesy translations would 
expedite dissemination of USG information within the 
Ukrainian government.  We explained that, while we would be 
prepared to provide such translations for unclassified 
papers, we would have to request translations be done in 
Washington for classified papers.  Kyzym did not react when 
we also suggested that Washington might be inclined to 
respond more favorably to a request for translations into the 
Russian language. 
 
5. (U) Please advise regarding the possibility of obtaining 
courtesy translations into preferably Ukrainian but also 
perhaps Russian of non-papers on arms control topics. 
 
6. (U) Visit Embassy Kiev's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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