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06KIEV3884, UKRAINE OPPOSES POSSIBLE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST

October 6, 2006

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06KIEV3884 2006-10-06 11:03 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXRO2050
PP RUEHDBU
DE RUEHKV #3884 2791103
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 061103Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY KIEV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1869
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE

C O N F I D E N T I A L KIEV 003884 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT ALSO FOR ISN, EUR, AND EAP 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: AFTER KOREAN UNIFICATION 
TAGS: PREL PARM KNNP KN UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE OPPOSES POSSIBLE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST 
 
REF: STATE 166404 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Kent Logsdon for reasons 1.4(b,d) 
 
1. (C) On October 5, Ambassador passed reftel points on the 
USG position regarding a possible North Korean nuclear test 
to Presidential Deputy Chief of Staff for Foreign Policy 
Oleksandr Chaliy.  Ambassador praised the October 4 MFA 
statement (see para 2) regarding a possible North Korean 
nuclear test and advised Chaliy that the non-paper was 
provided for Chaliy's background.  Chaliy echoed the point in 
the Ukrainian MFA statement that Ukraine has a special moral 
position on nuclear non-proliferation as a country that had 
once voluntarily given up its nuclear arsenal and acceded to 
the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  He had no doubt that 
the Ukrainian government position was completely consistent 
with USG views.  Later on October 5, visiting EUR DAS Kramer 
and Polcouns conveyed the points to Deputy FM Andriy 
Veselovskiy.  We also transmitted the points to MFA U.S. and 
Canada desk acting chief Yuriy Nykytiuk.  Our MFA contacts 
expressed appreciation for our strong stand and also drew our 
attention to the October 4 MFA statement. 
 
2. (U) The following is an unofficial translation of the MFA 
statement: 
 
Begin text. 
 
On October 3, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the 
Democratic People's Republic of Koreda (DPRK) announced the 
intention of the country to conduct nuclear tests. 
 
This DPRK decision raises special concern in Ukraine, which 
some time ago became a nuclear free state by voluntarily 
giving up its powerful nuclear arsenal, the third largest in 
the world, for the sake of decreasing nuclear confrontation 
and in the interests of global security. 
 
As a party to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, 
Ukraine urges respect of nuclear non-proliferation principles 
and stresses the unacceptability of a violation of the 
existing nuclear test moratorium. 
 
We urge DPRK to realize all possible consequences of its 
decision to conduct nuclear tests which can lead to 
unforeseen consequences and negatively affect the stability 
of the international nuclear non-proliferation system.  We 
ask all parties involved in negotiations with DPRK to put 
maximum efforts into avoiding aggravation of the situation 
and peaceful resolution of the issue by political and 
diplomatic means in accordance with basic international law 
principles. 
 
End text. 
 
3. (U) Visit Embassy Kiev's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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