Rus News Journal

For participation in peace-making mission of the United Nations in Sierra - Leon Russia has earned more than 4 million dollars

Russia for participation in peace-making mission of the United Nations in Sierra - Leon has earned in 2002 more than 4 million dollars. The first deputy of the chief of Central administrative board of the international military cooperation has informed on it the general - colonel Valery Bogdanchikov on " on Tuesday; a round table " committee on defence and security of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

as he said, expenses of Russia on the maintenance of the Russian aviation group in Sierra - Leon have made 4 million 421 tys US dollars. While the sum of compensation from the United Nations has exceeded 8,8 million US dollars. Bogdanchikov has underlined that sekretarit the United Nations in full refund to the Russian side expenses on delivery of technics and group property in area of carrying out of mission and back.

the Russian aviation group as a part of forces of the United Nations is in Sierra Leon since summer of 2000. The group includes 107 persons - pilots and technicians and 4 helicopters of fire support of Mi - 24.