During the existence of the independent Ukraine about 45 thousand members of the Armed Forces participated in more than 27 international peacekeeping operations and security in various regions of the world. 55 soldiers died while participating in these operations. About it reports the Ministry of defence of Ukraine.
It is reported that the peacekeeping activities of Ukraine, was held on the transportation of air, sea and land transport over 91 thousand soldiers; completed more than 56 thousand sorties of aircraft and helicopters, transported over 200 thousand tons of cargo.
The history of Ukraine’s participation in international peacekeeping operations and security started in 1992. In the words of the Deputy head of the Main Department of military cooperation and peacekeeping operations of the General staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Colonel Valentina Levchik within a specified period members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were involved in the whole range of tasks.
“Our peacekeepers have performed combat missions in the countries of former Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eastern Slavonia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia), on the African continent (Angola, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Liberia and côte d’ivoire) in the countries of the Middle East (Lebanon, Tajikistan, Kuwait, Iraq) and other parts of the world”, – stated in the message.
It is noted that the military conducted on the separation of conflicting sides, repaired the roads and infrastructure, demining of the area, carried out the transportation of troops and mission personnel and civilians involved in the event medical evacuation, providing security during elections in the host countries.