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COM KFOR WELCOMES THE VICE PRIME MINISTER OF UKRAINE


PRISTINA, Kosovo. Today, Ukrainian vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, H.E. Mrs. Ivanne Klympush-Tsintsadze, was welcomed to KFOR Headquarters by Kosovo Force Commander, Major General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta.

During the meeting, General Miglietta and Vice Prime Minister Klympush-Tsintsadze discussed the overall situation in Kosovo and the latest security developments in the region.  They agreed that KFOR’s mandate is still important especially for the stability of Kosovo and the Western Balkans region.

General Miglietta had also the opportunity to express appreciation for the Ukraine’s contribution to KFOR, highlighting the high professionalism of the Ukrainian service members. They are mostly deployed to Kosovo on the basis of Ukraine’s Armed Forces Engineering regiment with the key task in organizing and conducting mine safety measure, demining and disposal of explosive devices.

"We are proud of our soldiers serving in KFOR”, Vice Prime Minister Klympush-Tsintsadze said, "they have been in Kosovo for a long time and this represent an important opportunity to practice interoperability and NATO standard in a multinational environment”.

Vice Prime Minister Klympush-Tsintsadze confirmed that Ukraine will continue to support KFOR’s mission.  She emphasized the importance of the role of KFOR in maintaining a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement throughout Kosovo under the United Nations Security Council resolution 1244.



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