Ukrainian peacekeeping troops based in Kuwait have now been redeployed in Iraq. In total 1657 Ukrainian servicemen have arrived at their base camp in Iraq. This was announced to a Rosbalt correspondent by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
The whole of the Ukrainian fifth artillery brigade has been deployed in the town of El-kut in the south-east of the country, an area which comes under Polish jurisdiction. Commander of the Brigade General Sergei Bezlushchenko has met the local leaders. Ukrainian officers have also met their US colleagues to discuss their peacekeeping mission.
The Ukrainian base camp is being protected by the third battalion of the US marines.
NATO's Boeing P-8 Poseidon was circling above the easternmost point of Romania at the time of the missile strike on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol