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Ukraine intends to actively participate in UN peacekeeping operations
23:02, 7 November 2016
Ukraine intends to actively participate in UN peacekeeping operations

Klimkin said that the peacekeeping activities of the is one of UN’s main tasks

23:02, 7 November 2016

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Ukraine intends to actively participate in UN peacekeeping operations. This was stated by Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on the issue of threats to peace operations, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service.

During his speech, Pavlo Klimkin said that peacekeeping is one of the main tasks of the UN, and an important tool for ensuring peace and long-term stability.

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"Ukraine attaches great importance to the United Nations peacekeeping programs, given the fact that it is one of the key objectives of the organization and an important tool for ensuring peace and long-term stability. Ukraine is one of the leading countries in Europe, which provides its peacekeeping contingent in the UN peacekeeping operations, and we are proud of this contribution to the important work of the Organization. Despite the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine, we will continue to actively participate in UN peacekeeping activities", Klimkin said.

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