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Cablegate: Elevating Request for Pace Election Observers

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PP RUEHIK
DE RUEHMO #0206 0290632
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 290632Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6077
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHXD/MOSCOW POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000206

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KDEM PREL COE RS
SUBJECT: ELEVATING REQUEST FOR PACE ELECTION OBSERVERS

REF: A. MOSCOW 205
B. SECSTATE 7158

(SBU) In addition to REF A, post delivered REF B request to
State Duma International Relations Committee Chairman and
Russian PACE delegation head Konstantin Kosachev and to
Russian MFA Director for General European Cooperation
Vladimir Voronkov. While the GOR will give the request
serious consideration, both of these offices were skeptical
that they could meet the January 30 deadline.
Beyrle

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