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Cablegate: Ukraine: Response to Request for Human Rights

VZCZCXYZ0006
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #9866 3021418
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 291402Z OCT 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KYIV IMMEDIATE 4325

UNCLAS STATE 149866

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 2530

1. Following an Embassy review which identified no
derogatory information, the Department reviewed its files and
identified no derogatory information on the following
Security Service of Ukraine personnel who will attend the
Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS 08-2) at the
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The training is scheduled
for November 5 - December 7, 2007 and January 18 - February
22, 2008. This vetting is pursuant to the Leahy Act.

2. The proposed candidates are:

Name: BOIARSKYI, Serhii Y.
DOB: April 29, 1981
POB: Druzhkivka, Ukraine
Position: Chief, Section on Combating Financing of Terrorism,
Security Service of Ukraine
Rank: Captain

Name: Skachko, Denys V.
DOB: August 5, 1980
POB: Kyiv, Ukraine
Position: Chief, Section on Combating Terrorism, SSU
Department in Kyiv, Security Service of Ukraine
Rank: Captain

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
the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS 08-2) at
the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The training is
scheduled for November 5 - December 7, 2007 and January 18 -
February 22, 2008. 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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