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Cablegate: Rwanda Unamid Deployment Readiness: Report #5

VZCZCXRO3298
PP RUEHGI RUEHMA RUEHROV
DE RUEHLGB #0754 2981130
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 241130Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5712
INFO RUCNFUR/DARFUR COLLECTIVE
RUEHDS/AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA 0208
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO 0041
RUEHKH/AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM 0031
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0170

UNCLAS KIGALI 000754

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KPKO RW
SUBJECT: RWANDA UNAMID DEPLOYMENT READINESS: REPORT #5

REF: KIGALI 731

(SBU) Mission understands that the UN has contracted with
VIM Airlines, operating out of Moscow, for the deployment of
Rwandan troops to Darfur. VIM is currently seeking landing
and overflight clearances from Sudan and the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, and so has delayed the
initially-agreed October 20 start date for deployment. It
now projects October 25 for the first flights out of Kigali.
Mission would not be surprised if this new date also slips,
as VIM may have an overly optimistic assessment of how soon
the various clearances will actually be in place.
SIM

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