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Cablegate: Ukraine: Unhrc Demarche Delivered

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TAGS: PREL PHUM UN UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: UNHRC DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: STATE 016231

1. (SBU) The Embassy delivered reftel demarche on February 25
to the Ukrainian MFA desk officer responsible for the UNHRC,
Svitlana Pereverten. On religious and racial intolerance,
Ms. Pereverten commented that Ukraine has never and will
never support the defamation resolution. The Embassy shared
the U.S. proposal on this topic with her. On the Goldstone
Report, she reiterated Ukraine's support of the U.S.
position. On Iran, she stated that Ukraine does not intend
to sponsor any resolutions, but would likely support an
EU-sponsored resolution. On DPRK and Burma, she noted that
Ukraine supports the EU-led efforts on special procedures
mandates.


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