NATO & EU Peacekeeping

U.S. warns Russia not to intervene in Ukraine under 'peacekeeping' pretext

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Saturday that "Russia should not intervene in Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext of 'peacekeeping,'" according to a senior State Department official.

Balkan female soldiers take greater role in peacekeeping missions

Published May 19, 2014 by Southeast Europe Times
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With increasing frequency, Balkan militaries are assigning female soldiers and support personnel to peacekeeping missions where they greatly contribute to the missions' success, officials said. The Macedonian military announced a woman will lead its peacekeeping contingent in the ALTEA mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

EU peacekeepers take charge at main CAR airport

Published May 2, 2014 by Defence Web
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European Union (EU) peacekeepers have taken charge of security at Central African Republic's (CAR) main airport in their first major operation to try and end months of sectarian slaughter.

Perpetrators of attack on European mission in Kosovo must be brought to justice – UN

Published April 28, 2014 by UN News Centre
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28 April 2014 – A senior United Nations official today condemned a recent attack on two vehicles belonging to the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and called for ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

Crimean Tatars Want UN Peacekeepers

Published April 1, 2014 by Voice of America
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The leader of the Crimean Tatars says he wants international peacekeeping forces sent to the Black Sea peninsula, which Russia recently annexed from Ukraine.

EU launches peacekeeping force for Central African Republic

Published April 1, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The European Union formally launched a peacekeeping force for Central African Republic on Tuesday, overcoming delays due to shortages of soldiers and equipment thanks to last-minute offers of help from EU governments.

EU ready to deploy delayed C.Africa peacekeeping mission

Published March 29, 2014 by Global Post
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The European Union on Saturday signalled that it is ready to deploy its delayed peacekeeping force to help put down the escalating crisis in Central African Republic, after obtaining additional backing for the mission.

The troops were due to deploy last week, but there were insufficient soldiers for the mission and not enough aircraft at hand to transport them.

Kosovo and the future of the EULEX mission

Published March 23, 2014 by Deutsche Welle
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The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX, is more active than ever: in recent months, several war criminals have been arrested and imprisoned. But EULEX has also been met with criticism. 

EU aims to deploy Central Africa mission by end-April: general

Published March 19, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The European Union wants to deploy troops to Central African Republic by the end of April, the general picked to lead the proposed mission said on Wednesday, adding the crisis in Ukraine had delayed its launch.

France has accused the EU of shirking its responsibility for international security after a plan to send up to 1,000 troops to Central African Republic this week seemed set to collapse.

UN Urges Reinforcements for C African Republic

Published February 20, 2014 by ABC News
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for the rapid deployment of at least 3,000 additional troops and police to conflict-wracked Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes and are partitioning the country into Muslim and Christian areas.

That would bring the international forces in the country to more than 11,000.

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