On December 27 at 10.50 in Nikolaevsk to the airport An plane - 124-100M "Ruslan" Antonov's Airlines airlines which delivered home helicopter equipment and the military personnel 56-го the VS separate helicopter group of Ukraine of forces of Mission of the UN in Liberia carried out landing, reports a press - service of the Ministry of VS of Ukraine.
"Ruslan" delivered to Nikolaev Mi's two helicopters - 8MT and Mi's-24 two helicopters, and also 8 Ukrainian peacekeepers.
With a landing of this plane rotation on duty 56-го the ZS separate helicopter group of Ukraine which performs peacekeeping tasks of forces of Mission of the UN in Liberia came to the end.
As the deputy head of department of army aircraft on arms of management of army aircraft of command of Land forces of VS of Ukraine colonel Sergey Vodopyanov noted, helicopters which returned to Ukraine, are in good repair.
- These helicopters fulfilled in severe climatic conditions of Liberia from 12 to 18 months. The rest of their resource doesn't allow their subsequent operation in superdifficult conditions of the equatorial climate, - the colonel Sergey Vodopyanov noted.
Estimating semi-annual peacekeeping activity of staff of the previous rotation, the colonel Sergey Vodopyanov, relying on results of work of task force which worked in basic camp of group nearly two weeks, I noted that the military personnel previous - 9-й - rotation at appropriate professional level performed the peacekeeping tasks.
- Confirmation to it is high total evaluation of the work of our group by command of Mission of the UN in Liberia. It is extremely pleasant, after all on work of our contingent in this African country of Ukraine confirms a rank of the reliable member of the United Nations, - the colonel Sergey Vodopyanov emphasized.
Reference:56-й the ZS 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, - transportation of the personnel Missii and high-ranking officials, transportation of goods, medical transportation, evacuation wounded, supervision flights, air maintenance of movement of armies.