INCREASED SUPPORT FOR ETHIOPIA BY THE USSR AND CUBA; ARRIVAL BY AIR OF ADDITION

Created: 12/14/1977

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I. THE SOVIET AIRLIFT OF MEN amo MATERIAL TO ETHIOPIA THAT HAS 3EEN UNDERLAY SINCE LATE7IRECT RESULT OP THE VERY STRUNGMADE flr SOVIET GENERAL V. I, m0 mas HIMSELF REMAINED IN ETHIOPIA TO DIRECT THE MASSIvEF SOVIET ASSISTANCE, THE EARLIER ARRIVAL opND hIS SOVIET MILITARY STUOY GROJP "AS URN A DIRECT RESULT OF THE plea for INCREASED ASSISTANCE *ADE BY PROVISIONAL MILITARY ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL (PMAC) Cmaismaa, LT COL TU hailE-mawiah DURING

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APMOHO 'OB RELEASE DfllE IAH

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VISIT TCEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC ANO THE SOVIET

REPORT INC OH VISIT ANO THE ARRIVAL ANO ACTIVITIES OF THE

-SENIOR SOVIET MIL IT AhY DELEGATION.)

Mt SOVIET AIRLIFT. OPERATING oOTH FROM THE SOVIET UNION AND ANGOLA AMDMAS AS ITS main PURPOSE TmE EARLY

DELIVERY AND DISTRIBUTIONiEAPONS, MILITARY MMUNITION

ETHIOPIA UNDER...

THE DECEMBER6 AND7 SALES AGREEMENTS! HOWEVER/

mqre ThAH ROD ADDITIONAL CUBAN HlLlIARY AQVISOR/INSTRUCTQR

PERSONNEL ANDE* SOVIET MILITARY ADVISOR PERSONNEL

LSO ARRIVED ON THE AIRLIFT SINCE THE ENO OF NOVEMBER. THE

TOTAL NUMBER OF CUBAN MILITARY PERSONNEL IN ETHIOPIA IS NO* MORE

LUS AbOL'TEDICAL PERSONNELTHERE ARE

SLIGHTLY MORE THAN SOO SOVIET MILITARY ADVISOR PERSONNEL' IN COUNTRY.

ADDITIONAL CUBANS ANO SOVIETS ARE EXPECTEO TO

ARRIVE IN THE NEXT vQNTwS. RAISING THE TOTALS TO AS MANYOVIET HILITART

3. BASED O'i THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF GENERAL PETROV AND TmE PINDINOS OF HIS STUDT GROUP'AND THOSE OF THE PMAC DEFENSE COMMITTEE

Chairman has AGREED TO THE NEED PCR AN INCREASED CUBAN

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-ILITARY ROLE In ETi-lUPlA. PLANNING THEREFORE'IS NO* UNDERwAt FOR THE OF CUBAN TSOOPS IN A CQfcSAT ROLE. OPERATING BOTH ARTILLERY,

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AIRCkAFT. NO SUCH ROLE IS ENVISIONED FOR SOVIET PERSONNEL AT

'THIS POINT, PRESENTLY* NEITHER CUBAN NOR SOVIET PERSONNEL^

ARE FLTING COMBAT OPERATIONAL MISSIONS IN ETHIOPIA.

.SOVIET INSTRUCTOR-PILOTS ARE FLYING TRAINING MISSIONS FROM HARAR MEDA AIRBASE AT OEBRE ZtlT. fl. SEVENTEENIRCRAFT HAVEAR ARRIVEDLE

AIRFIELD IN ADDIS ABABA, wHERE THEY ARE NO* BEING ASSEMBLED. IT JLOTS RILL BEGIN FLYING. SOME-OF .THESE ^jg^jf^

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ARE CURRENTLY ARRIVING BY.THE AIRLIFT FROM THE SOVIET UNION SINCE ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE PERSUNNEL ARE NOTAINED ON THES TO JUSTIFY ADVANCED DELIVERY OF THIS

. AIRCRFT, THE FIRST OF*1LL PROBABLY NOT ARR1 wE BEFORE

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