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Cablegate: Subject: Ukraine: Response to Request for Human

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #0070 2771705
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 041657Z OCT 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KYIV 0000

UNCLAS STATE 140070

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
FOR POL MARK WOOD AND LES MIKE SCANLAN

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

REF: KYIV 2214

1. Following an Embassy review which identified no
derogatory information, the Department reviewed its files and
identified no derogatory information on the following
Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) officers who will
visit the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center/Department
of Homeland Security (FLETC/DHS) in Glynco, GA to work with
the FLETC staff on curriculum development and training
initiatives for SBGS' transition to a civilian law
enforcement agency. The SBGS will also attend the
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Conference in New Orleans, LA. The SBGS officers will be in
the U.S. from October 11-21, 2007. This vetting is
pursuant to the Leahy Act.

2. The proposed candidates are:

Name: SAVIN, Serhii Vasyliovych
DOB: October 2, 1955
POB: Mykolaiv, Ukraine
Position: Chief, Professional Training Office
Rank: Major General
Passport: CP 02257, expiry date - April 8, 2009

Name: RUPINETS, Viktor Ivanovych
DOB: June 3, 1965
POB: Novovolynsk, Ukraine
Position: Director, SBGS Canine Training Center
Rank: Colonel
Passport: CP 019516, expiry date - September 18, 2008

Name: SOLIAR, Volodymyr Stepanovych
DOB: April 22, 1964
POB: Vesalda, Russian Federation
Position: Chief of Section, Professional Training Office
Rank: Colonel
Passport: CP 019486, expiry date - September 15, 2008

Name: PAVLOV, Ihor Valeriyovych
DOB: June 12, 1971
POB: Kirovohrad, Ukraine
Position: Deputy Chief, Training Branch, Cherkassy Training
Center
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Passport: CP 25920, expiry date - November 6, 2009

Name: GRYNKOV, Valeriy Vitaliyovych
DOB: December 27, 1963
POB: Khmelnytsky, Ukraine
Posit: Chief of Firearms Department, SBGS Academy
Rank: Colonel

Name: PANKRATOV, Oleksandr Oleksandrovych
DOB: October 3, 1976
POB: Chervoni Partyzany, Nosivskyi District, Chernihiv Oblast,
Ukraine
Post: Deputy Chief of Training Cycle (Division) for SBGS
Inspectors
Rank: Major

Name: GAPONOVA, Valentina Mykolayivna
DOB: July 9, 1948
POB: Khmelnytsky, Ukraine
Position: Chief of English Language Department, SBGS Academy
Rank: Colonel
Passport: CP 027590, expiry date - July 23, 2012

Name: ISCHENKO, Dmytro Vasyliovych
DOB: November 27, 1955
POB: Mala Tokmachka, Zaporrzhia Oblast, Ukraine
Position: Chief of Human Resources Department, SBGS
Administration
Rank: Major General
Passport: CP 009164, expiry date ) April 9, 2011

Alternative candidate:

Name: FIGURA, Oleh Volodymyrovych
DOB: April 14, 1967
POB: Khmelnytsky, Ukraine
Position: Deputy Chief of Physical Training Department, SBGS
Academy
Rank: Colonel

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 visit the
United States and take part in the above-mentioned programs
from October 11-21, 2007. 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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