06MOSCOW4799, RUSSIA SUPPORTS THIRD ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL

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06MOSCOW4799 2006-05-04 14:12 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXRO4224
PP RUEHDBU RUEHLN RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHMO #4799 1241412
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 041412Z MAY 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5409
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHXD/MOSCOW POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS MOSCOW 004799 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PHUM PREF PREL ICRC RU
SUBJECT: RUSSIA SUPPORTS THIRD ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL 
 
REF: STATE 63685 
 
1. (SBU)  On May 3 poloff delivered reftel demarche to MFA 
Legal Department Acting Director Vladimir Tarabrin.  Tarabrin 
said the GOR continues to support the Third Additional 
Protocol and will support the statutory amendments to the Red 
Cross and Red Crescent Movement at the conference in Geneva 
June 20-21.  Russia wants the movement to be universal, he 
continued, and all National Societies should be given the 
opportunity to participate.  He regretted that some counties 
had politicized fundamentally humanitarian issues. 
 
2. (SBU)  The GOR has not yet signed the Third Additional 
Protocol, which is under review through an inter-Agency 
process.  Tarabrin said it was unlikely the Duma would ratify 
the Protocol before the June conference. 
 
BURNS

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