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Cablegate: Mfa Refuses to Discuss Dod Report On China

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SUBJECT: MFA REFUSES TO DISCUSS DOD REPORT ON CHINA

REF: STATE 20659

(U) The Russian MFA refused to discuss reftel with us.
Moscow DAO, however, passed reftel to Deputy Chief of MOD's
Foreign Liaison Directorate (UVS) Colonel Vladimir
Skorobogatov on March 11, and to Chief of MOD's UVS
General-Major Viktor Chernov on March 18 during the 2 Plus 2
talks. The MOD officials seemed genuinely interested in the
DOD report, but given the highly classified nature of
Russia's assessment of Chinese military strategy and
capabilities, we do not expect to receive a reply to our
request for a discussion on this matter in the near future.
RUSSELL

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