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Cablegate: Ukraine: Response to Request for Human Rights

VZCZCXYZ0017
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #9865 3021413
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 291357Z OCT 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KYIV IMMEDIATE 4324

UNCLAS STATE 149865

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
FOR POL MARK WOOD AND LES MIKE SCANLAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM PGOV PHUM SNAR UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING

REF: KYIV 2526

1. Following an Embassy review which identified no
derogatory information, the Department reviewed its files and
identified no derogatory information on the following
Ukrainian officers who will attend a Strategy Meeting for the
GUAM Task Force on Counter Terrorism on October 29 and a
Post-Operation Meeting for the GUAM Task Force on Drug
Trafficking on October 30 in Baku, Azerbaijan. This vetting
is pursuant to the Leahy Act.

2. The proposed candidates are:

Mosharov, Oleksii
Position: VLEC Coordinator, Antiterrorists Center, Security
Service of Ukraine
DOB: March 17, 1965
POB: Kyiv, Ukraine
Passport: CP019613

Zemtsov, Anatoliy Petrovych
Position: Deputy Chief, International Drug Trafficking
Department,
Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime,
Security Service of Ukraine
DOB: June 2, 1966
POB: Osinovoe village, Krasnopol'skyy rayon, Mohilev Oblast,
Belarus
Passport: CP008490

Bashta, Ivan Ivanovych
Position: Acting Chief, Department for Combating Drug
Trafficking,
Ministry of Interior of Ukraine
DOB: September 24, 1968
POB: Sumy Oblast, Ukraine
Passport: CP011652

3. Post is therefore authorized to provide the following
statement: "Embassy verifies that as of October 24, 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 who will attend
a Strategy Meeting for the GUAM Task Force on Counter
Terrorism on October 29 and a Post-Operation Meeting for the
GUAM Task Force on Drug Trafficking on October 30 in Baku,
Azerbaijan. 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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