Today, on December 7, at 6.50 in Nikolaevsk to the airport the plane of Mission of the UN which delivered home 139 servicemen - the first group of the Ukrainian peacekeepers in Liberia carried out landing. About it report "The Nikolaev messages" with reference to a press - service of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
Yesterday, on December 6, in Day of Armed forces of Ukraine, the person on duty - 12-I - rotation of staff 56-го separate helicopter group of Armed forces of Ukraine which performs a task of forces of Mission of the UN in Liberia began. Return to Ukraine 139 peacekeepers - the first stage of rotation.
Within half a year of performance of tasks of Mission of the UN in Liberia the Ukrainian peacekeepers 11-й carried out rotation in the hot and damp African sky of 2,190 hours, transported 7,078 passengers and 585,319 kilograms of freight.
The new structure of peacekeepers will go to Africa on December 8. Carrying out the second stage of rotation is planned for December 22.
The new Ukrainian peacekeeping contingent was created on the basis of a separate regiment of army aircraft 79-й separate Nikolaev airmobile crew of Land forces of Armed forces of Ukraine. 56-го separate helicopter group of new rotation the pilot 1-го a class Yury Verbilchuk, behind which shoulders experience of performance of peacekeeping tasks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sierra - Leon and Liberia is appointed the commander.