Peacekeeping

AIR International reports on the recent transportation of UN peacekeepers to Cyprus by Slovak and Hungarian transport aircraft

Airbus A319-115XCJ OM-BYA (msn 2550) operated by the Slovak interior ministry at Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus on August 30 transported Slovak peacekeepers from Bratislava-Ivanka.

ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2018, the Slovak Republic took over full responsibility of sector 4 of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The sector starts at Kaimakli, east of the divided capital of Nicosia and runs for 65km (40 miles) to the village of Dhernia, on the east coast of Cyprus. Since 1993, the Slovakian and Hungarian contingent has held responsibility for monitoring sector 4 with 202 soldiers, while sector 1 and sector 2 are being monitored by 212 Argentinean and 183 British soldiers respectively.

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