President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered to send 20 Ukrainian servicemen to take part in the United Nations Multidisciplinary Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, Africa. The relevant order was published on the Presidential Administration’s website.
The order № 6/2016 from January 9 specifies that the actions are committed in accordance with Ukraine’s obligations as a UN member state, taking into account UN Security Council resolutions No. 2100 of April 25, 2013 and No. 2423 of June 28, 2018, as well as in response to a request from the UN secretariat regarding Ukraine’s participation in this mission.
‘Considering that sending the national personnel for Ukraine’s participation in the United Nations Multidisciplinary Stabilization Mission in Mali will help to maintain international peace and security and corresponds to the national interest of the state and corresponds to the national interests of the state, on the basis of the proposal of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and in accordance with the Law of Ukraine ‘On the participation of Ukraine in international operations to maintain peace and security’, I decide to send up to 20 people (from the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) for the participation of Ukraine in the Multidisciplinary United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali,’ reads the decree.