An official ceremony on awarding the United Nations Mission servicemen took place at the headquarters of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), states the press service of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense.
Representatives of military units involved in the UN Stabilization Mission in this country, local authorities, observers and other distinguished guests took part in the event. Ukrainian servicemen of the 18th Detached Helicopter Unit also attended the Medal Parade.
Addressing the audience with a welcoming speech the Head of UN Stabilization Mission in DR Congo Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz at the end of his mission thanked everyone for their diligent service. After it UN soldiers who served during the year in DR Congo and returned to their countries were aslo awarded with medal. About 50 peacekeepers from different countries got UN medals "Medal for service to the world".