The United States is fighting a constant battle to stop the flow of arms from Ukraine and other East European countries to terrorist in the Middle East, documents released by the Wikileaks website reveal.
In November 2009, during U.S.-Ukraine non-proliferation talks in Kiev, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Vann Van Diepen complained about the sale of potential ballistic missile parts to Iran, the Wikileaks cables revealed.
Van Diepen also reproached Ukraine over evidence that in mid-August 2009 the country's national arms exporter Ukrspetsexport sent a cargo of armored personnel carrier components, automatic grenade launchers, anti-tank guided missiles, and tank machine guns to Myanmar.
The senior U.S. official also confronted Ukraine with evidence it had sold tanks to South Sudan, despite assurances to the contrary.
"Van Diepen showed the Ukrainians clear satellite imagery of T-72 tanks unloaded in Kenya, transferred to railyards for onward shipment, and finally in South Sudan," the cables reported. "This led to a commotion on the Ukrainian side."
MOSCOW, December 8 (RIA Novosti)
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- suhailWikileaks is doing a great job08:48, 09/12/2010Wikileaks is doing a very wonderful job of trying expose the secret dirty deeds of NATO.It has clearly proven that the NATO powers continue to be dastardly nations even after the end of colonialism.Wikileaks' founder Assange must be supported by all the right minded governments.May Allah bless Assange with ever more courage and peoples' support.
The British experience can be instructive for Russia. London retains its British Commonwealth if it wants to use this as a foundation for integration in the future. That’s a valuable lesson for Russian experts who are calling for an end to “ineffective” associations like the CIS, the Russian World and others.