UKRAINE TO INCREASE YUGOSLAV PEACEKEEPING CONTINGENT.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 32
Ukrainian defense minister Valeri Shmarov has asked the country’s parliament to approve a 50 percent increase in the country’s 600-man peacekeeping contingent in the former Yugoslavia, Kiev radio reported June 13. Shmarov said that the step would bring both political and military training benefits, even though he acknowledged that previous peacekeeping activity had carried costs: the brief captivity of 58 Ukrainian soldiers by the Serbs, 12 killed and 39 wounded among those Ukrainian soldiers already there.
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