The medals parade of the Ukrainian national contingent took place on August 24 at the airdrome of Goma city. This is the important event of every national contingent of the United Nations when the peacekeepers are honored for their contribution in the support at the flashpoints of the world.
'Today, the militaries of the Ukrainian detachment are the model of the standards of the fulfillment of the peacekeeper's responsibilities. You constantly support the high international authority of the United Nations at the whole territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo. That is the reason that the contribution of the Ukrainian peacekeepers to the honorary mission of the maintenance of the peace in Congo is awarded by the UN medals 'In the service for peace'', the deputy of the Commanding Officer of the UN mission on stabilization in DR Congo, Major General Bernard Commins.
The Commander of the Ukrainian detachment, aircraft pilot and sniper, the Colonel Yury Verbelchuk assured the management of the UN Mission in DR Congo that the Ukrainian national contingent will properly and professionally carry out the duty to keep the peace in this country.
The 18th helicopter detachment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine maintains the peace in Congo for more than five years. It has three enclosures in East, South-East and South. The Ukrainian peacekeepers control the situation in the regions where the clashes between the rebels and the governmental army take place.