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06KIEV3750, UKRAINE: GOU SAYS NO EVIDENCE OF KOLCHUGA SALES TO

September 28, 2006

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06KIEV3750 2006-09-28 13:28 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXRO3389
PP RUEHDBU
DE RUEHKV #3750 2711328
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 281328Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY KIEV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1712
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE
RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 0149

C O N F I D E N T I A L KIEV 003750 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/28/2016 
TAGS: PARM PREL ETTC PINR IR UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: GOU SAYS NO EVIDENCE OF KOLCHUGA SALES TO 
IRAN 
 
REF: KIEV 3710 
 
Classified By: Deputy Political Counselor George Kent reasons 1.4(b,d) 
 
1. (C) We followed up September 28 with MFA Arms Control and 
Military Technical Cooperation Department Director General 
Volodymyr Belashov regarding the Jane's Defense Weekly report 
that Ukraine had recently delivered or was imminently 
preparing to deliver an unknown number of Kolchuga systems to 
Iran (reftel).  Both the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) and 
the State Service for Export Controls had responded September 
25 to MFA's written inquiries to report that they had 
uncovered no evidence of such sales.  The interagency 
Presidential Committee on Military Technical Cooperation and 
Export Controls had met September 27 and discussed the issue. 
 They had decided that the Ukrainian government would not 
stoke the controversy by denying the claim; on an if-asked 
basis, however, Ukrainian government officials would deny 
that any such sale had taken place.  Belashov assured us that 
a review of Ukrainian government records had established that 
there had been no dealings with Iran requiring an 
export-control license for the last five years. 
 
2. (C) After Belashov left the meeting, Igor Kyzym from 
Belashov's staff said he had not heard of any sales during 
the two years that he had worked in the MFA Arms Control and 
Military Technical Cooperation Department; he had reviewed 
his records dating back to 1998 and found no new contracts 
with Iran.  Kyzym said, given current concerns about Iran, 
Ukraine's export control system had been extended to cover 
exports of even non-sensitive and non-military or non-dual 
use products to Iran. 
 
3. (U) Visit Embassy Kiev's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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