Ukrainian peacekeeping mission leaves for Congo for 10th time — Defense Ministry

Ukrainian peacekeeping mission leaves for Congo for 10th time — Defense Ministry

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The personnel of the 18th separate helicopter unit of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which performs a peacekeeping mission as part of the UN Mission, went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“On May 23, seeing-off ceremony of the 10th rotation of personnel of the 18th separate helicopter unit, which performs tasks as part of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, took place in a military unit of the Air Force of Ukraine’s Armed Forces,” the press service of the Defense Ministry reports.

As noted, all the soldiers of this rotation are participants of the military operation in eastern Ukraine.

In the Congo, the Ukrainian military will perform tasks for at least six months.

During this time, the Ukrainian crews of the Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters will conduct air reconnaissance, patrol certain territories, provide air support for the actions of the ground units of the United Nations Mission, the press service reported.

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