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Ukraine to reinforce its peacekeeping contingent in the DR Congo

Aug 13, 2013

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According to major-general Valentyn Pistryuha, Head of Working Group, Chief of Army Aviation of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the main particularity of this rotation of Ukrainian peacekeeping contingent will be reinforcement with four Mi-8 helicopters and increase of contingent up to 250 troops.

“The leadership of our state was contacted by representatives of the UN Mission with the proposal to reinforce the contingent with Mi-8 helicopters. The UN Mission needs these helicopters because their main function is the airlift of troops and cargo.” – he said.

Source: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

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