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07KYIV187, UKRAINE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN COESPU

January 26, 2007

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07KYIV187 2007-01-26 04:56 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Kyiv

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Deborah J Ash  03/16/2007 12:21:36 PM  From  DB/Inbox:  Jan 07 cables

Cable 
Text:                                                                      
                                                                           
      
UNCLAS        KYIV 00187

SIPDIS
CXKIEV:
    ACTION: POL
    INFO:   CUST DTRO DAO PAS DCM ECON CONS AMB RAO AID

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: POL:KDLOGSDON
DRAFTED: POL:MMUYEHARA
CLEARED: ODC:RTIMM

VZCZCKVI570
PP RUEHC RUEHJA RUEHIL RUEHAK RUEHRO
DE RUEHKV #0187 0260456
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 260456Z JAN 07
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1017
INFO RUEHJA/AMEMBASSY JAKARTA 0001
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD 0002
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA 0001
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 0002

UNCLAS KYIV 000187 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT ALSO FOR EUR/UMB, PM/PPA RACHEL FEATHERSTONE AND EUR/PGI ALAIN 
NORMAN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: MARR MASS PGOV IT TU PK ID UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN COESPU 
 
REF:  STATE 5646 
 
1. Italian DCM Sergio Martes, Italian military attache Colonel 
Claudio Ritacca, Embassy Kyiv Office of Defense Cooperation Chief 
LTC Rob Timm, and poloff delivered reftel demarche January 25 to MFA 
Arms Control and Military Technical Cooperation Department Director 
Volodymyr Belashov and Counselor Gennadiy Shalev.  Belashov said the 
Ministry of Defense (MOD) had military police units and the Ministry 
of Interior (MOI) also had police forces that might qualify for and 
be interested in the training.  He would transmit the information 
immediately to both ministries with a recommendation that they 
respond positively to the offer. 
 
2. Belashov was uncertain, and Shalev expressed strong dismay, over 
the abbreviated timeline required for a response.  Belashov opined 
that the Ukrainians would be likely to respond positively, but would 
not be able to nominate qualified candidates in time for the March 
courses.  He hoped that Ukrainians could be accepted to courses 
later this year or next year.  He welcomed our indications, in 
response to his inquiry, that travel expenses of Ukrainian 
participants could be covered.  Belashov explained that only the 
Foreign Ministry had a budget authorized for foreign travel.  Other 
Ukrainian ministries, like MOD or MOI, had to get specific approval 
from the Cabinet of Ministers for such travel.  Foreign funding 
would eliminate the requirement for such approval and expedite a 
Ukrainian response. 
 
3. Shalev asked a series of questions both during and in the 
corridor after the meeting to clear up discrepancies between the 
Italian Embassy English-language backgrounder and details in the 
Ukrainian language diplomatic note.  Shalev said his ministry 
counterparts would react to information about COESPU with numerous 
questions, to which he needed to be prepared; we provided details on 
the number and ranks of prospective attendees to both courses and 
the course start dates.  We noted that, once the Ukrainian 
government provided its affirmative intent to participate in the 
training, a mobile assistance team could deploy quickly to provide 
answers to such specific questions and to coordinate in preparation 
for Ukraine's COESPU participation. 
 
Taylor

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