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RUSSIAN PEACEKEEPERS TO SERVE IN SUDAN

RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, February 8, (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Defense Ministry has trained 20 peacekeepers for Sudan.

This was disclosed to correspondents in Moscow by Anatoly Mazurkevich, who heads the main international military-cooperation department.

We have trained 20 servicemen; and we are ready to send them to Sudan anytime now, Mazurkevich told his audience.

At the same time, Mazurkevich noted that this mission's UN mandate still remained to be clarified. In this connection, it is still unclear when Russian peacekeepers will leave for Sudan.

We have submitted all the required documents to the Foreign Ministry for consideration, asking its officials to explain peacekeepers' functions and tasks, Mazurkevich said in conclusion.



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