Within realization of the second stage next - 12-й - rotation 56-го the VS separate helicopter group of Ukraine of forces of Mission of the UN in Liberia home returned 150 Ukrainian peacekeepers. Today, on December 23, about 2.30 at the Odessa airport the Boeing-757 plane of Mission of the UN which delivered peacekeepers to Ukraine landed. About it "Crime. Is NOT PRESENT" reports the Ministry of Defence.
Already today by plane of Mission of the UN from Odessa to Liberia it is planned to send the second group of peacekeepers consisting from 121 person - the military personnel 56-го the VS separate helicopter group of Ukraine of new rotation.
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.
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 eight helicopters Mi's-8 and six helicopters-24. At the same time, during new - 12-й - rotation the number of staff, aircraft and special equipment of the Ukrainian helicopter group will be optimized.
Among the main tasks of Mission of the UN in Liberia - transportation of the personnel Missii and honored citizens, transportation of freights, medical transportation, evacuation of wounded, flights of supervision and air support of armies.