что сомалийские пираты потребовали
выкуп за украинский экпипаж "Фаины",
груз и само судно.
В¶31. (S) Van Diepen recalled that when the U.S. had raised with Ukraine in July 2008 that an additional shipment of T-72 tanks, BM-1 GRAD armored vehicles, small arms, and other military equipment planned for a late June or early July shipment to Kenya was being purchased by the Kenyan Ministry of State Defense for South Sudan, Ukraine had assured us the arms were for the Government of Kenya. Ukraine had informed the U.S. that it had received an end-user certificate from the Kenyan government and receipts acknowledging the arrival of the earlier tank shipment in Kenya. Subsequent to our discussions, the M/V Faina, which was carrying another weapons shipment from Ukraine, was hijacked, and it became clear that cargo was also intended for South Sudan. Van Diepen asked if the GOU had investigated.
В¶32. (S) Valeriy Lysenko, from UkraineвЂ™s Export Control Service, said that the T-72 tank shipment was intended for Kenya. He said Ukraine had not transferred any military equipment to South Sudan. All of UkraineвЂ™s contracts were checked.
В¶33. (S) Van Diepen gave the Ukrainian side a copy of the contract that clearly lists the GOSS, and asked if the GOU side maintained that the export was for Kenya. Lysenko held to this line, questioned the authenticity of the contract, and asked if the U.S. had any better evidence. Van Diepen, regretting that the GOU had forced him to do so, showed the Ukrainians cleared satellite imagery of T-72 tanks unloaded in Kenya, transferred to railyards for onward shipment, and finally in South Sudan. This led to a commotion on the Ukrainian side.
В¶34. (S) Van Diepen continued that he appreciated the sides could have different export control policies, as was their sovereign right. But not being told the truth was something the United States did not expect from a strategic partner. There was nothing for Ukraine to gain from lying and a lot to lose, he cautioned. Since South Sudan is on the U.S. terrorism list, the U.S. would have to consider whether to impose sanctions over the transfer; a factor in U.S. deliberations would be whether the GOU the truth.
Для невладеющих языками краткое содержание:
Американцы: - Мы же договорились, что Украина не будет поставлять танки Т-72 в Южный Судан, а после захвата "Фаины" стало ясно, что поставляли.
Украинцы: - Неправда! Все в Кению.
Американцы: - Вот копия договора, не обманывайте!
Украинцы: - Подделка! Жалко, что у вас нет получше доказательств...
Американцы: - Жаль, что приходится прибегать к этому, вот фото со спутников, ваши Т-72 выгружены в Кении, перевезены и вот наконец в Южном Судане.
Украинцы: - Не может быть!!!!!!!!!
P.S. Да, гораздо важнее там есть момент с весьма насторожившей американцев гхм... деловитостью украинцев в распоряжении ракетными технологиями, но это смешнее.