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Cablegate: Russia: Appeal for Contributions for Haiti Interim

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SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EFIN HA RS
SUBJECT: RUSSIA: APPEAL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR HAITI INTERIM
COOPERATION FRAMEWORK EXTENSION

REF: STATE 116137

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche July 19 to Sergey
Tarasov, Caribbean Section Chief in the MFA Latin America
Department. Tarasov said he would pass the information to
his superiors but could not predict whether Russia would
provide any assistance to Haiti. He was aware of the High
Level International Meeting in Brazil on May 23 but was
unaware that the GOH intended to hold a Donors' Conference
July 25 or where it would take place. Tarasov said Russia
covers Haiti from its embassy in Caracas.

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2. (SBU) Tarasov agreed that international assistance to the
GOH was very important, but stressed that the Haitian people
and government were not well served by relying on such aid.
Good governance and anti-corruption initiatives were
paramount. In Moscow's view, the situation in Haiti had
improved somewhat since the beginning of this year, but
Tarasov said that was mostly due to the efforts of the UN
mission. Russia had shown its commitment to that effort by
dispatching at the end of last year eight civilian police
officers, who Tarasov thought would remain in Haiti until the
end of the mission's mandate. Moscow might send an
additional two officers depending on the circumstances.
RUSSELL

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