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Cablegate: Ukraine: Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism --

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P 261118Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4404
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RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS KYIV 002871

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SIPDIS

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TAGS: PREL PARM PTER EAIR EWWT KNNP KGIC US UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism --
Non-Paper Delivered

REF: STATE 156602

1. This is an action cable. See para 6.

2. We used talking points and delivered the proposed outline for a
global nuclear detection architecture model guidelines document
November 21 to MFA Political Department Political Planning Division
chief Oleh Klynchenko. In doing so, we emphasized the need to
provide a response and point-of-contact information for
technical-level representatives by December 7.

3. While we could not answer his question whether there would be
limitations on the size of delegations to the January 22, 2008,
meeting for Global Initiative partner nation technical experts,
Klynchenko opined that the Ukrainian delegation might have 3-5
members. Klychenko also inquired about duration of the workshop.
We advised him that, based on the information we had, it would be a
one-day event.

4. Klynchenko noted that counterterrorism was a cross-cutting issue
shared by a number of different offices within the Ukrainian
government, but the primary responsibility was centralized in the
Anti-Terrorism Center, subordinate to the Security Service of
Ukraine (SBU). While the budget and programs for the next calendar
year (note: also Ukraine's fiscal year) were still under
consideration, the counterterrorism program had its own budget, with
the funding for execution of the program allocated to existing
organization like the State Border Guards Service, Customs, and the
State Nuclear Regulatory Committee of Ukraine. Klynchenko also
inquired if there was any possibility for USG to fund travel of
Ukrainian participants to the workshop.

5. Klynchenko said our approach was timely, since MFA intended to
hold a meeting during the week of November 26 of representatives
from offices with counterterrorism responsibilities to form a
working group to develop counterterrorism proposals. The proposals
to improve Ukraine's counterterrorism capability and enhance
Ukrainian security would be provided not only to Ukrainian
policymakers but also shared with Global Initiative Partners.

6. We would appreciate receiving guidance by December 4 whether
there is any possibility of USG funding participation of 3-5
Ukrainian members at the workshop and if the duration of the
workshop is only one day. (Embassy POC is PolMilOff Mike Uyehara
with e-mail: UyeharaMM(at)state.gov.)

7. Visit Embassy Kyiv's classified website:
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev.

Taylor

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