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Cablegate: Congratulatory Letter From Ukrainian Regions Party

P 100916Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6704

UNCLAS KYIV 002223


PASS TO S/ES-CR AND S/ES-O

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC OVIP PREL UP
SUBJECT: CONGRATULATORY LETTER FROM UKRAINIAN REGIONS PARTY
LEADER (AND FORMER PM) VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH

1. (U) Below is text of congratulatory letter addressed to
President-elect Obama from Ukrainian Regions Party Leader
(and former PM) Viktor Yanukovych:

(Begin text)

Dear Senator Obama:

Accept my sincerest congratulations in connection with your
convincing victory at the Presidential Elections in the
United States of America.

The results of the people's will is the proof of high trust
that the American people expressed to you personally and to
the course, chosen by you and aimed to carry out imminent in
society basic changes. Just the acknowledgment by the
American people of the necessity to introduce systemic
changes has become a token of your success as the personality
capable to implement the challenging tasks.

I am convinced that your being in the high office will
promote, also the deepening of strategic partnership between
our countries, further development of practical mutually
beneficial cooperation between Ukrainian and American peoples
in all spheres.

I wish you, dear Mr. Obama, successes in your responsible
state activity and new achievements for the benefit of
friendly American people.

Sincerely,

Viktor Yanukovych
Leader of the Regions Party

(End text)

2. Original letter has been forwarded via diplomatic pouch.

TAYLOR

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