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07KYIV1897, UKRAINE: MISSILE DEFENSE COOPERATION AND CFE;

August 3, 2007

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07KYIV1897 2007-08-03 11:54 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kyiv

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PP RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHROV RUEHSR
DE RUEHKV #1897 2151154
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 031154Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3264
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE
RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC

C O N F I D E N T I A L KYIV 001897 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT ALSO FOR EUR/RPM, EUR/PRA, AND EUR/UMB 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/02/2017 
TAGS: PREL MARR NATO AJ CZ PL RS UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: MISSILE DEFENSE COOPERATION AND CFE; 
DEBRIEF ON U.S.-RUSSIA EXPERTS' MEETING 
 
REF: STATE 107265 
 
Classified By: Acting Political Counselor Michael Uyehara for reasons 1 
.4 (b,d). 
 
1. (C) Visiting EUR Deputy Assistant Secretary David Kramer 
briefed Foreign Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk August 2 on the 
results of the July 30 U.S.-Russia experts' meeting on 
missile defense cooperation as requested reftel, as well as 
on parallel Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) discussions. 
Yatsenyuk responded that he was concerned about Russian 
behavior over CFE, but that Ukraine and Russia have started 
their own experts' meetings on the topic.  Informal 
consultations will take place at the deputy minister level in 
Moscow during the week of August 6.  (Ambassador and poloff 
notetaker also attended the meeting.) 
 
2. (C) Kramer also briefed acting Defense Minister Leonid 
Polyakov and Deputy Foreign Minister Andriy Veselovsky during 
an August 1 dinner that Ambassador hosted in Kramer's honor. 
Polyakov and Veselovsky listened attentively to Kramer's 
account of the meetings and also of his meeting in Brussels 
with NATO allies earlier the same day.  They expressed their 
appreciation for the briefing.  Veselovsky inquired whether 
the U.S. or Russian side had proposed holding a missile 
defense and a CFE meeting on the same day and venue.  He 
nodded when Kramer said the Russians had wanted the same 
experts to lead both discussions, noting that the Russians 
would argue that their concessions in one area would need to 
be matched by U.S. concession in the other.  Kramer assured 
Veselovsky that the U.S. would not accept such a linkage and 
that indeed the Russians put all disagreements with the U.S. 
in the same basket.  Polyakov observed that, whether or not 
the Russians believed their own arguments that new missile 
defense facilities were targeted against them, the Russian 
reaction arose from a visceral hostility to the possibility 
that the U.S. might place its missile defense facilities in 
former Warsaw Pact nations. 
 
3. (U) Visit Embassy Kyiv's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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