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07KYIV823, UKRAINE: RADA PASSES ANNUAL MILITARY EXERCISE

April 6, 2007

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07KYIV823 2007-04-06 14:06 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kyiv

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FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1855
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE PRIORITY
RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE
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RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
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C O N F I D E N T I A L KYIV 000823 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/06/2017 
TAGS: MARR MOPS MASS PREL UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: RADA PASSES ANNUAL MILITARY EXERCISE 
LEGISLATION APRIL 6 
 
 
Classified By: DCM Sheila Gwaltney, reason 1.4 (b,d) 
 
1. (SBU)  The Ukrainian parliament (Rada) passed the annual 
exercise authorization legislation April 6, two days after 
rejecting it.  Two U.S. exercises -- Rapid Trident and Sea 
Breeze -- are included in the authorization, as is one 
Ukrainian-Russian exercise.  Yushchenko now has 15 days to 
sign the bill.  Currently Yushchenko and his team claim they 
will not recognize any act taken by the Rada after Yushchenko 
issued a dismissal decree April 2, suggesting he will not 
take action in signing legislation he supported.  However, 
after 15 days, the bill could still go into force under Rada 
Speaker Moroz' signature. 
 
2. (C) Note:  Defense Minister Hrytsenko, talking to 
Ambassador April 6, suggested the latter scenario would 
likely occur.  Hrytsenko said that he had discussed the 
exercise legislation with PM Yanukovych earlier in the day, 
and that Yanukovych pledged to call Moroz and "fix the 
matter, hopefully today."  The measure passed several hours 
later with the support of 237 of the 260 MPs present, despite 
having been subjected to vitriolic commentary by MPs from all 
three coalition parties April 4, when only five MPs voted in 
favor, 65 against, and 190 coalition MPs declined to vote 
(note: the opposition is boycotting the Rada).  Hrytsenko 
personally held out hope that an overall political compromise 
would be reached in the next two weeks, within the timeframe 
Yushchenko has to consider/sign a piece of legislation. 
 
3. (U) Visit Embassy Kyiv's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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