Photo released on 7 July 2014 of an Ukrainian Army Aviation (Operations Command South) Mi-8 and Mi-24 training for the upcoming UN mission in Liberia (Image © Ukrainian Ministry of Defence)

Despite home war: Ukraine keeps UN Liberia going

Photo released on 7 July 2014 of an Ukrainian Army Aviation (Operations Command South) Mi-8 and Mi-24 training for the upcoming UN mission in Liberia (Image © Ukrainian Ministry of Defence)
Photo released on 7 July 2014 of an Ukrainian Army Aviation (Operations Command South) Mi-8 and Mi-24 training for the upcoming UN mission in Liberia (Image © Ukrainian Ministry of Defence)

With choppers having been shot out of the sky on several occasions during the war with separatists at home, limiting the military resources of Ukraine, the East European country doesn’t show any signs of giving up its ambitions in the global peacemaking arena.

The next rotation of the 56 Helicopter Detachment of the UN Mission in Liberia – a Mi-8 Hip tactical transport and a Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter – has starting preparing for the African desert. A newly white-painted, UN marked Hind was delivered by a AN-124 Ruslan on 26 March 2014.

Crew and choppers from the Army Aviation Operations Command South are improving their flight, technical, navigation and combat skills. The training includes the insertion of paratroopers from mid-air.

© 2014 Airheadsfly.com editor Marcel Burger based on source information from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence

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