RUSSIAN PEACEKEEPERS TO DO FINE IN LIBERIA: RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER
MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS, DECEMBER 1, RIA NOVOSTI - Russian peacekeepers will cope with their Liberian mission to a T. Igor Ivanov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is sure of that.
Russia is UN Security Council permanent member, and so bears special responsibility for peacekeeping with missions based on Council resolutions. Naturally, it is willing to do its bit for the Liberia cause, he said to the Russian media.
Russian peacekeepers earned high international appraisal in similar operations in Sierra Leone, he significantly added.
On a resolution signed by Russia's President Vladimir Putin, up to forty Russian military officers will join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia-liaison and staff officers, and military observers.
President Putin ordered the Foreign and Defence ministries to tackle organisational matters in team with the UN Secretariat. The United Nations assumes all transport and upkeep expenses.