DE RUEHKV #4468 3391528
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 051528Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0605
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE
C O N F I D E N T I A L KYIV 004468
DEPT ALSO FOR T, ISN/MTR, EUR/PRA, AND EUR/UMB
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/05/2016 TAGS: MTCRE PARM PREL ETTC KSCA UP SUBJECT: UKRAINE/MTCR: U.S. VIEWS ON CONTROLLING UAVS/CRUISE MISSILES
REF: STATE 190333
Classified By: Political Counselor Kent Logsdon for reasons 1.4(b,d)
1. (C) We relayed reftel points on a U.S. proposal to revise the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) approach to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)/cruise missiles December 5 to MFA Arms Control and Military Technical Cooperation Department Counselors Igor Kyzym and Oleh Belokoles. We stressed the high priority that the U.S. places on the proposal and our interest in gaining consensus for its adoption in early 2007.
2. (C) Kyzym said he would transmit our views to the technical experts in the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) for their examination and evaluation. NSAU, which has the lead in the Ukrainian government, would formulate the Ukrainian position, taking into account USG views as contained in the non-papers. Kyzym said he understood a parallel effort was underway within the Wassenaar Arrangement to ensure that both regimes' treatment of UAVs/cruise missiles was harmonized.