Sunday, June 3, 2007

Ukrainian peacekeepers within UN Mission in Liberia ensure safety of Nigerian President visit to Liberia

Ukrainian peacekeepers within the UN Mission in Liberia ensured safety of visit of President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria to the West-African country.

As Defense Ministry press-service told, two pairs of Mi-24 helicopters were involved in air escort and air-cover of the President's cortege. An interaction with the escort column of Nigeria's President was provided by specially accredited officers of battle command unit headed by mayor Volodymyr Turyanskyi.

The helicopters patrolled main road and access roads on the cortege's path and screened works of the governmental delegation in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.

The UN Mission in Liberia command praised Ukrainian pilots' skills and high quality job.