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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kiev Troops in Bosnia

KIEV () -- Ukraine has overcome financial barriers and will provide peacekeepers for the NATO-led operation in Bosnia and a UN mission in Croatia's Eastern Slavonia region, a top diplomat has said.

Deputy Foreign Minister Volodymyr Khandogy said Wednesday that NATO commanders of the 60,000-strong IFOR operation in Bosnia had agreed the 550 Ukrainian men currently there could stay and take part in the mission.

He said UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali had invited the former Soviet republic to send an additional contingent to Eastern Slavonia, the only part of former Yugoslavia still under UN control.