1050076 (original text)
|Subject||DISCUSSION - US focus on Georgia and Ukraine ...|
|Date||Oct 9, 2009 17:52|
|Released||Mar 2, 2012 08:00|
This is not Vershbow's only move. He will be tossing himself back and
forth for the next few months between Georgia and Ukraine. He will be in
Georgia October 19-20 and then in Ukraine in early November and Georgia in
late November and then back again to both in December.
In Georgia, Vershbow will be coordinating an expansion of US training of
Georgian troops. It will most likely not just be defensive anymore.
In Ukraine, yes, there was the BMD announcement that Kiev did not even
know about. But the bigger concern is that under certain Western nudging,
Ukraine will resume weapon transfers to Georgia.
Vershbow's primary focus will now be on Georgia and Ukraine, but we all
know that there is an expiration date on the Ukraine part of this
What the source means by the expiration date is that Vershbow can actually
get some cool things done in Ukraine via Yushchenko. The rest of the
political sphere - Timo, Yanu, parliament, cabinet, etc-all won't work
with Vershbow. But Yushchenko can.
Though Yushchenko has 2% approval rating, his party is split into half a
dozen parts and he LITERALLY has no friends.... He does still control 3
key sectors in Ukraine as President: SBU, military industrial and
military. Yushchenko can make decisions in those sectors without having to
consult with anyone else for the most part.
So Vershbow and Yushchenko could in theory pull off some incredible shit
in Ukraine and Georgia...... but there is a time limit since Yushchenko
will be out of office in 3 months.....
The clock is ticking.
Director of Analysis
Senior Eurasia Analyst
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