Ukraine plans to send 20 servicemen to Iraq within NATO mission, - diplomat

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's participation matters a lot to the Alliance, Assistant Secretary General for Operations says
08:04, 15 January 2020

Dmytro Kuleba

Ukraine intends to send 20 military servicemen to Iraq, as soon as the NATO mission resumes its work in the region. Dmytro Kuleba, the Deputy Prime Minister for Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic integration said so during his meeting with John Manza, the NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Operations.

Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on Facebook.

"The invitation to become the operation partner of the Alliance in Iraq shows that Ukrainian combat experience and professionalism are considered valuable", he admitted.

Related: US military knew about planned attack against their base in Iraq

Reacting to the message of the Ukrainian side, NATO officials claimed that Ukraine's participation matters a lot to the Alliance.

Ukraine's Defense Ministry added that the sides agreed on further steps in the implementation of NATO's new approach called "One partner - one program". They discussed the prospects of passing the strategy of Ukraine's national security and further development of strategic documents to implement this strategy.

Previously, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry condemned the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

Related: Four wounded in attack on Iraqi military base where U.S. forces deployed


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