This is stated in the relevant presidential decree, published on the website of the head of state.
« To send Ukraine’s national personnel (made up of military officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) of up to 20 people to participate in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, » the decree says.
The president also ordered « the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to take measures to ensure the implementation of Article 1 of this decree. »
According to the document, the deployment of Ukrainian military will promote the maintenance of international peace and security and meet the national interests of the state.
Sahel-Elite Image: President Petro Poroshenko