Armed troops from Ukraine in United Nations peace keeping mission. have returned to Ukraine to combat Russian forces invading their country.
Written by awawa on September 19, 2022
The 250 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.
These are vital in the fight against the various rebel groups based in the thick forests of Eastern DR Congo.
The eight Ukrainian helicopters made up about a third of the UN fleet.
Since the Russian invasion in February, Ukraine had already pulled out its troops from the other UN peacekeeping mission where they had been deployed and the Army troops of Ukranian origin have returned to their country to fight the Russian forces that have sustained a seven month invasion of their homeland .