Mon. Sep 19th, 2022


The two hundred and fifty Ukrainian troops with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have returned home to help fight Russian forces.

When the withdrawal of Ukraine’s Aviation Unit was announced in March, diplomats warned it could leave the UN Mission seriously short of helicopters.

Reports say these are vital in the fight against the various rebel groups based in the thick forest of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to reports, since the Russian invasion in February, Ukraine had already pulled out its troops from the other UN Peacekeeping mission where they had been deployed.

The Brazilian Commander of the UN force, Gen. Marcos Da Costa, said, their ten years of immense contribution was greatly appreciated.

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