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Ukraine sends peacekeepers to Mali for the first time

61 members of Ukrainian national staff is represented in UN and NATO missions as well as in joint peacekeeping forces
22:30, 22 July 2019

Peacekeeping forces of Ukraine
Kyivpost

Ukrainian national staff consisting of 5 people joined the UN multidisciplinary integrated mission related to  stabilization of situation in Mali for the first time. This was reported by Deputy Director of the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s Head Department of military cooperation and peacekeeping operations Colonel Valentyn Levchyk, as the press office of the Ukrainian Ground Forces informs.

According to Levchyk, 61 representative of Ukrainian national staff complete tasks in missions of the UN, NATO and joint peacekeeping forces in many countries.

Particularly, this is the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Congo Republic (12 people), UN mission in Kosovo (2 people), UN mission in the Republic of South Sudan (4 people), UN temporary security forces in Abyei (6 people), UN peacekeeping forces in Cyprus (1 person); “Strong Support” NATO training mission in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (21 people), multidisciplinary integrated UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (5 people) and joint peacekeeping forces in the Republic of Moldova Transnistrian region security zone (10 military observers).

“High evaluation from the international partners has become the basis of the stable invitation of Ukraine to participate in new and existing peace missions as well as for extension of geographical location of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the peacekeeping activity all over the world,” Levchyk noted.

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