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06KYIV4196, UKRAINE: POTENTIAL SALE OF CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT TO

November 6, 2006

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06KYIV4196 2006-11-06 16:27 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXYZ0013
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKV #4196 3101627
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 061627Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0291

C O N F I D E N T I A L KYIV 004196 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT ALSO FOR PM/RSAT, EUR/UMB AND EUR/PRA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/06/2016 
TAGS: PREL ETTC EAIR ETRD PARM MARR MASS VE UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: POTENTIAL SALE OF CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT TO 
VENEZUELA 
 
REF: A. STATE 174927 
 
     B. KIEV 3751 
     C. KIEV 3672 
     D. STATE 155336 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Kent Logsdon for reasons 1.4(b,d) 
 
1. (U) This is an action request.  See para 4. 
 
2. (C) We provided ref A talking points November 6 to MFA 
Arms Control and Military Technical Cooperation Department 
Counselor Igor Kyzym, who said the information was timely 
since he would be able to relay the USG position to the 
interagency Presidential Committee on Export Controls and 
Military Technical Cooperation, which meets in two weeks 
(note: and which provides final approval for export 
licenses).  We stressed that we had no objection to a purely 
civilian sale of AN-74 aircraft to Venezuela, but Kyzym 
adopted a rather defensive posture, implying that this was an 
important possible sale for Ukraine. 
 
3. (C) Noting the dire straits of Ukraine's aviation industry 
and the importance of a significant aircraft sale, Kyzym said 
very little distinguished civilian and military versions of 
the AN-74.  We opined that, under such circumstances, the 
identity of the end-user would be critical.  Kyzym agreed and 
noted our request for continued consultations regarding the 
sale.  The subject would be an appropriate topic for the next 
U.S.-Ukraine nonproliferation working group (NPWG) meeting, 
which should take place this time in Washington.  Kyzym 
inquired whether the U.S. side had proposed dates. 
 
4. (C) Request guidance to respond to Kyzym's request for 
proposed dates of the next NPWG session. 
 
5. (U) Visit Embassy Kyiv's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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