Viewing cable 08RIGA779
Title: LATVIA SUPPORTS OSCE ADDRESSING GEORGIA INVASION

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08RIGA7792008-12-04 13:37:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Riga
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OO RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHNP RUEHROV RUEHSR
DE RUEHRA #0779 3391337
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O 041337Z DEC 08
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5464
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
C O N F I D E N T I A L RIGA 000779 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/03/2018 
TAGS: OSCE PREL PHUM KDEM GG RU LG
SUBJECT: LATVIA SUPPORTS OSCE ADDRESSING GEORGIA INVASION 
AT HELSINKI 
 
REF: STATE 125626 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Charles Larson, for Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
(C) Pol/Econ Off delivered reftel demarche to Kristaps 
Brusbardis, MFA's EU Correspondent, on December 3. 
Brusbardis said that since most of the MFA's Security Policy 
Department staff were in Brussels, he could give just general 
MFA points on the OSCE Ministerial in Helsinki.  He stated 
that Latvia generally agrees with USG positions, especially 
on Georgia.  Brusbardis said that the GOL would like to see 
something in the final declaration addressing the Russian 
invasion of Georgia, but that there are several options on 
wording.  He noted that the Georgians had circulated a 
proposed text, but his understanding was that it is 
unacceptable to the French and Germans.  On the Russian 
Security Treaty proposal, he said that Latvia does not see 
the value-added of the proposal, and they agree that existing 
security arrangements, if adhered to, are sufficient.  FM 
Riekstins and MFA Political Director Peteris Ustubs will 
attend for the GOL, according to him. 
LARSON