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09KYIV315, UKRAINE PROVISION OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO SYRIA

February 13, 2009

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09KYIV315 2009-02-13 15:42 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXYZ0003
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKV #0315 0441542
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
R 131542Z FEB 09
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7298
INFO RUEHDM/AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS 0005

S E C R E T KYIV 000315 
 
NOFORN 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR ISN/CATR- LOU GANEM AND EUR/PRA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/12/2019 
TAGS: MARR MCAP MOPS PARM PINR PREL PTER ETTC UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE PROVISION OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO SYRIA 
 
REF: STATE 7813 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Colin Cleary. Reasons 1.4 (b,d) 
 
1. (S) Embassy delivered reftel demarche to MFA Arms Control 
and Military Technical Cooperation Directorate Export Control 
Missile Technology Control Regime and Wassenaar Arrangement 
officer Artem Vorobyov on February 13, and left talking 
points as a non-paper.  Per instructions, we noted Ukraine's 
policy of not transferring lethal items or technology to 
Syria, and stressed the need for Ukraine to uphold its 
international commitments and contribute to regional 
security.  Vorobyov made no immediate comment, however asked 
about U.S. views of Russian arms policies toward Syria. 
 
2. (S) Comment: Vorobyov's question about Russian military 
sales to Syria was made in an offhand manner, but underlines 
Kyiv's keen sense of competition with Russia for arms sales 
market share. 
TAYLOR

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