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07KYIV2794, UKRAINE: MFA Statement on Russian CFE Treaty Suspension

November 8, 2007

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07KYIV2794 2007-11-08 14:19 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXRO1786
PP RUEHIK RUEHPOD RUEHYG
DE RUEHKV #2794 3121419
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 081419Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4278
INFO RUCNCFE/CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS KYIV 002794 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT ALSO FOR PM, EUR/UMB AND EUR/RPM 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PARM PREL KCFE OSCE NATO RS UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: MFA Statement on Russian CFE Treaty Suspension 
 
REF: A. KYIV 2673 
 
     B. KYIV 2185 
     C. KYIV 1761 
 
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED.  NOT FOR INTERNET. 
 
1. (SBU) The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, on November 8, issued a 
statement expressing its alarm over the Russian Duma decision to 
suspend the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty's provisions. 
 The strong statement continues the Ukrainian MFA's concern and 
engagement over the issue (reftels).  We provide our informal 
translation of the statement, taken from the MFA website, below. 
 
2. (U) Begin statement. 
 
Ukraine is alarmed by the decision of Russia to suspend CFE Treaty 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is alarmed by the actions 
of Russia related to fulfillment of obligations stipulated by the 
CFE Treaty. 
 
Ukraine's MFA is sure that the Russian State Duma's adoption of the 
law "On Suspension of the Application of the Conventional Forces in 
Europe Treaty by the Russian Federation" (on November 7) will result 
in considerable loss of control over the Conventional Forces in 
Europe. 
 
"Ukraine, as one of four countries which ratified the Agreement on 
application of the Treaty, believes that this step puts the future 
of a crucial mechanism of European security in jeopardy and can 
breed mistrust in Europe again.  Ukraine is particularly alarmed by 
the fact that the suspension of the CFE Treaty's application can 
lead to an increase in conventional armed forces directly at its 
borders," reads the statement. 
 
The MFA stresses the crucial role of the CFE Treaty as one of the 
essential pillars of European security and urges all parties to 
continue talks aimed at unblocking enforcement of the Agreement on 
Adaptation of the CFE Treaty. 
 
End statement. 
 
Taylor

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