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08KYIV449, UKRAINE: INPUT FOR NEW REQUIRED REPORTS TO

February 27, 2008

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08KYIV449 2008-02-27 11:28 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXRO8676
OO RUEHIK RUEHLN RUEHPOD RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHKV #0449 0581128
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 271128Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5081
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS KYIV 000449 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR EUR/UMB, EB/ESC/IEC - GALLOGLY/WRIGHT 
DEPT PLEASE PASS TO USTDA DAN STEIN 
ENERGY FOR LEKIMOFF, CCALIENDO 
USDOC FOR 4210/IEP/OEENIS/NISD/CLUCYK 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ENRG SENV APER ABUD UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: INPUT FOR NEW REQUIRED REPORTS TO 
CONGRESS ON ENERGY 
 
REF: STATE 10743 
 
1. (U) The following is Embassy Kyiv's response to reftel. 
Information in paragraph 2 of this cable responds directly to 
questions found in paragraph 4 parts A-D of reftel. 
 
2. (U) A.  At Embassy Kyiv, the Economic Section takes the 
lead on handling energy matters related to oil, gas, 
electricity, alternative energy, energy efficiency, and 
energy security.  There are a total of 6 Officers, one OMS, 
one EFM, and four FSNs in the Economic Section.  The DOE 
representative at post handles issues related to nuclear 
energy and two FSNs assist in that work.  The Foreign 
Commercial Service (FCS) Office employs one full-time FSN as 
its commercial energy specialist.  The USAID Mission 
Director, Deputy Director, Office for Economic Growth 
Director, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, and two FSNs 
work closely on coordinating energy-related assistance 
programs, including a program on municipal heating reform. 
 
B.  The following is a breakdown of the positions and 
employees in the Economic Section that work on energy 
matters: 
 
-- 1 economic officer (energy): 80% of the time; 
-- 1 economic officer (ESTH): 10% of the time; 
-- 1 economic counselor: 30% of the time; 
-- 1 deputy economic counselor: 10% of the time; 
-- 1 EFM: 70% of the time; 
-- 1 FSN: 60% of the time. 
 
C.  Description of the positions of employees and the kind of 
work they do: 
 
-- Economic Officer (Energy): Reports on developments in the 
hydrocarbon and alternative energy sectors, meets with host 
government officials responsible for energy policy, reports 
on energy-related meetings and developments, maintains 
contacts with hydrocarbon companies, liaisons with Department 
of Commerce and Department of Energy representatives on 
energy related commercial issues, supports energy-related 
visits. 
 
-- Economic Officer (ESTH): Monitors developments in 
Ukraine's alternative energy sector, especially biofuels, and 
promotes energy efficiency through outreach events.   He/she 
is responsible for disseminating USG climate change policies 
to senior Embassy officials and to the Ukrainian public, and 
follows Ukraine,s progress in creating Joint Implementation 
and Clean Development Fund projects under the UN Framework on 
Climate Change. 
 
-- Economic Counselor: Briefs Ambassador and DCM on 
complexities of ever-changing energy sector on a regular 
basis.  Engages high-level host government officials on 
energy issues and develops and maintains contacts with NGO 
and commercial representatives.  Leads Mission advocacy 
efforts to get Ukraine to develop and implement a long-term 
natural gas strategy vis-a-vis Russia.  Coordinates 
energy-related assistance. 
 
-- Deputy Economic Counselor: Supervises both the energy and 
ESTH economic officers and assists Economic Counselor on 
briefing the front office on energy issues. 
 
-- Eligible Family Member Economic Analyst: Analyzes and 
reports on hydrocarbon sector issues. 
 
-- Economic Assistant FSN: monitors energy related discusses 
in local press, engages Ukrainian energy experts on 
contemporary issues, compiles energy sector statistics 
undertakes some economic reporting on energy issues. 
 
D.  Budget: 
 
-- Personnel Costs: $132,132. 
-- Programs: $7,000 (energy-related travel to different 
regions and energy officers' conference). 
Taylor

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