Ukraine increases its military personnel in Afghanistan

17:49, 25 April 2008
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By another 7 military men – Yekhanurov

Ukraine will increase its military personnel in Afghanistan by another 7 military men, instead of 5, as it was planned earlier.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Defense Minister of Ukraine Yuri Yekhanurov claimed this today speaking at a joint press conference with V4 Defense Ministers in Prague on Friday.

“A decision has been made to reinforce the Ukrainian contingent. We will send additional seven military men”, he said.

The Minister noted that Ukraine keeps taking part in NATO operations in Kosovo and Iraq. Besides, this year Ukraine will increase its participation in “Active Endeavors” NATO operation in the Mediterranean.

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