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09KYIV363, SUPPORTING NATO TRAINING MISSION IRAQ; POSSIBLE

February 26, 2009

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09KYIV363 2009-02-26 06:31 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXYZ0015
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKV #0363 0570631
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 260631Z FEB 09
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7373
INFO RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO 0090

UNCLAS KYIV 000363 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: MARR MOPS NATO PREL IZ UP
SUBJECT: SUPPORTING NATO TRAINING MISSION IRAQ; POSSIBLE 
UKRAINIAN ADDITION TO ISAF 
 
REF: A. STATE 16361 
     B. STATE 15959 
 
1. (SBU) Polcouns met February 25 with MFA Director for NATO 
Affairs, Myhailo Osnach, and delivered ref A demarche on NATO 
Training Mission-Iraq (NTM-I).  Osnach said that despite 
Ukraine's economic crisis, the GOU intends to maintain its 
commitment to NTM-I.   Ukraine currently has 10 troops in the 
Mission.  Osnach knew of no plans to reduce the number. 
 
2. (SBU) We also drew upon ref B information in briefing on 
increasing U.S. forces in Afghanistan.  Osnach affirmed that 
ISAF remains a high priority for Ukraine.  He said MOD was 
waiting for approval from President Yushchenko to increase 
Ukraine's contingent from the current 10 troops to 30. 
Ukraine currently has one staff officer at ISAF HQ in Kabul. 
The remaining 9 serve in the Lithuanian PRT in Chaghcharan. 
 
TAYLOR

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