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07KYIV2256, UKRAINE: ACTING FM URGES USG SUPPORT FOR UKRAINIAN

September 10, 2007

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07KYIV2256 2007-09-10 11:42 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXRO2791
PP RUEHDBU
DE RUEHKV #2256 2531142
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 101142Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3668
INFO RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE

C O N F I D E N T I A L KYIV 002256 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/10/2017 
TAGS: PREL PGOV PHUM UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: ACTING FM URGES USG SUPPORT FOR UKRAINIAN 
AS HEAD OF OSCE MISSION IN KOSOVO 
 
REF: KYIV 1972 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Kent Logsdon for reasons 1.4(a,b,d). 
 
1.  (C)  The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry continues to press 
for U.S. support for Ukraine's candidate to be the next OSCE 
Head of Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Anatoliy Oliynyk, 
currently Ukraine's Ambassador to both Serbia and Montenegro. 
 During an August 31 meeting with the Ambassador, Acting 
Foreign Minister Khandohiy said that Ukraine had redoubled 
its efforts to garner support for Oliynyk, noting that this 
was an important initiative for Ukraine.  Khandohiy 
highlighted Ukraine's strong support for the USG approach to 
Kosovo and said that gaining this position of OSCE HOM was a 
key goal.  In Khandohiy's view, Oliynyk would also be an 
acceptable candidate for the Russians, who were actively 
complaining in Vienna about the OSCE.  Director of the MFA's 
International Organizations Department Sergiy Kyslytsya made 
a similar pitch to Polcouns on August 30, noting the 
importance of gaining this appointment for Ukraine's 
commitment to the organization.  As previously reported 
reftel, Kyslytsya noted the absence of Ukrainians in any 
high-level OSCE post and said that Ukraine's contributions to 
the organization should be recognized. 
 
2.  (C)  During Ukrainian Independence Day events on August 
24, Ambassador Oliynyk, in Kyiv for a meeting of Ukrainian 
Ambassadors, sought out the Ambassador to introduce himself 
and to personally lobby for U.S. support for his candidacy. 
Oliynyk assured the Ambassador that he was eager to take the 
job and ready to work closely with the USG in support of our 
policies in Kosovo. 
 
3.  (C)  Action Request.  Embassy would appreciate 
instructions as to how to respond to the Ukrainian request 
for support. 
 
4.  (C)  Visit Embassy Kyiv's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Taylor

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