The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the law on sending Ukrainian peacemakers in Cote d'Ivoire to take part in UN Operation. 236 out of 282 MPs registered in the session hall voted in support of the law, ForUm's correspondent reports.

A bill to approve the Ukrainian president's decision to send a Ukrainian peacekeeping contingent to support the United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire was registered in the Verkhovna Rada this morning. The text of the document has been posted on the website of the Ukrainian parliament.

President Viktor Yanukovych proposed sending servicemen from the Ukrainian peacekeeping contingent operating in the United Nations Mission in Liberia to support the United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire for the period until December 31, 2011.

Earlier, the UN Secretariat asked Ukraine to consider the possibility of sending its aviation unit to support the UN Mission in Cote d'Ivoire, taking into account the parliamentary elections in this African nation that are scheduled for December 11.

The financing of costs related to Ukraine's participation in this operation is to be covered from Ukraine's state budget, with the further compensation of these costs by the United Nations.

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