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Cablegate: Ukraine: Response to Request for Human Rights

VZCZCXYZ0019
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #0068 2771704
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 041656Z OCT 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KYIV 4151

UNCLAS STATE 140068

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
FOR POL MARK WOOD AND LES MIKE SCANLAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING FOR U.S.-SPONSORED TRAINING

REF: KYIV 2497

1. Following an Embassy review which identified no
derogatory information, the Department reviewed its files and
identified no derogatory information on the following the
following Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS)
officers who will travel to the United States from October 6
to 13, 2007 to visit a Department of Energy-funded workshop
and to meet with USG officials from Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center/Department of Homeland Security (FLETC/DHS),
Department of State, Department of Energy, Customs and Border
Protection Agency/DHS. This vetting is pursuant to the Leahy
Act.

2. The proposed candidates are:

Name: LYTVYN, Mykola Mykhailovych
DOB: March 8, 1961
POB: Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
Position: Head, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
Rank: Colonel General

Name: MELNYKOV, Oleksandr Hryhorovych
DOB: January 1, 1954
POB: Odesa Oblast, Ukraine
Position: Deputy Head, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine,
Chief
of International and Legal Affairs Department
Rank: Lieutenant General

Name: ZARYTSKY, Anatolii Mykhailovych
DOB: January 10, 1958
POB: Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
Position: Deputy Chief, International and Legal Affairs
Department,
Chief of International and European Integration Office, State
Border
Guard Service of Ukraine
Rank: Major General

Name: ZHURAVEL, Anatoliy Petrovych
DOB: June 20, 1955
POB: Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine
Position: Chief of Support Office for the Head of the State
Border
Guard Service of Ukraine
Rank: Colonel

Name: MAKHNIUK, Anatolii Vasyliovych
DOB: May 10, 1965
POB: Khmelnytsky Oblast, Ukraine
Position: Chief, Information and Analytical Department, State
Border
Guard Service of Ukraine
Rank: Colonel

Name: IVKO, Vadym Volodymyrovych
DOB: April 05, 1978
POB: Potsdam, Germany
Position: Senior Officer, International Technical Assistance
Section, International and European Integration Office, State
Border
Guard Service of Ukraine
Rank: Captain

3. Post is therefore authorized to provide the following
statement: "Embassy verifies that as of October 3, 2007, the
Department of State possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by the individuals listed
above." This cable completes the joint human rights vetting
approval process for the listed participants to take part in
the October 6 to 13, 2007 Department of Energy-funded
workshop and to meet with USG officials from Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center/Department of Homeland Security
(FLETC/DHS), Department of State, Department of Energy,
Customs and Border Protection Agency/DHS. Note that if at
any time Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding
incidents which could be deemed to be credible information of
a gross violation of human rights by any unit involved in
USG-funded training, Embassy should so inform the Department.
RICE

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