SUDAN WATCH: Russian peacekeepers to fly out to Sudan May 3

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Russian peacekeepers to fly out to Sudan May 3

A new group of Russian peacekeepers will fly to Sudan May 3 to join a UN force, the Air Force said Tuesday. Two planes would deliver some 60 tons of technical cargo and some 20 people on May 5.

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Maj. Gen. Viktor Ivanov, head of the Air Force Army Aviation Directorate, said earlier that the peacekeepers would not be involved in combat missions.

Before the first group of Russian peacekeepers was sent to Sudan, UNMIS included 14 Russian military observers and 19 civilian police officers. Photo and report RIA Novosti

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