150 peacekeepers went today from Nikolaev on the African continent – to Liberia

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Today, on December 8, at 06.00 within next, 12-й rotation of staff 56-го the VS separate helicopter group of Ukraine which performs a task of forces of Mission of the UN in Liberia, from the Nikolaev airport on the African continent the first group of the Ukrainian peacekeepers of new rotation in number of 150 people went, report "Crime. Is NOT PRESENT" in a press - service of the Ministry of Defence.

Together with staff of the peacekeeping contingent the task force of the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff of Armed forces of Ukraine left for Liberia as a part of 9 people who will give methodical help to our peacekeepers during carrying out rotation. The chief of logistics of Land forces of VS of Ukraine - the deputy commander of Land forces the general - the major Yury Tolochny headed task force.

On the eve of flying away in an arrangement of a separate regiment of army aircraft 79-й the Nikolaev separate airmobile crew solemn meeting took place.

Gathered on action the chief of a staff - the first deputy commander of the Joint expeditious command of Armed forces of Ukraine the general - the major Alexander Sirsky and representatives of local government wished to the Ukrainian peacekeepers to carry out adequately official duties on the African earth, and the representative of clergy father Vladislav blessed soldiers in a long journey and on service to interests of the world.

It should be noted that the Ukrainian military will leave for Liberia by the Boeing-757 plane of Mission of the UN which delivered on December 7 home the first group of our peacekeepers of the previous rotation - 139 servicemen.

The second stage of rotation is planned to carry out on December 22.

It should be added that the Ukrainian peacekeeping contingent of new rotation was created on the basis of a separate regiment of army aircraft 79-й the Nikolaev separate airmobile crew of Land forces of VS 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.

Reference:

56-й the VS separate helicopter group of Ukraine performs a task as a part of Mission of the UN in Liberia since January, 2004.

Total number of group - 300 servicemen. On arms of group there are Mi's Mi's 8 helicopters of-8 and 6 helicopters-24. Among the main tasks of Mission of the UN in Liberia which are performed by the Ukrainian pilots - transportations of the personnel Missii and honourable persons, transportation of goods, medical transportation, evacuation of wounded, supervision flights, air maintenance of movement of armies.

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