Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry decisively condemned the terrorist attack on the AMISOM military base. “The attack led to numerous casualties among the peacekeepers’ staff”, reads the message at the Ministry’s website.
The agency stressed Ukraine demands an immediate implementation of effective measures to prevent any further attacks on peacekeepers in Somalia, and to bring the guilty ones to responsibility.
“Terrorist acts are unacceptable, whoever they are directed against. The death of peacekeepers that are supposed to set peace in Somalia and tranquility in the neighboring countries is especially cynical and flagrant challenge for the East African region and the entire international society”, says the message.
As non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Ukraine supports active negotiations of AMISOM activities and situation in Somali by the Council. Ukraine supports additional measures to strengthen security of peacekeepers.
The Foreign Ministry expressed condolences to the Kenyan government, families of the perished servicemen and wished speedy recovery to the wounded ones.
January 15, a terrorist attack took place in Somalia, 550 km away from Mogadisho, as Al-Shabaab terrorist group connected with the al Qaeda, attacked and captured the AMISOM military base. At least 50 Kenyan peacekeepers were killed.