On May 11, Ukraine joined “Kigali Principles” protecting rights of civilians in UN peace operations, informed Ukrainian office in the Organization.
“Kigali Principles” is a document approved at the international conference in Kigali, Rwanda on May 29, 2015. According to the document, UN peace operations are entitled to exert to all necessary measures, including force, to protect civilian population.
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On May 11, the document was signed by 17 member states of the United Nations. 29 countries, which have recognized Kigali Principles, provide UN operations with 40,000 personnel.
Ukraine participates in UN peaceful operations.