On the 18th of October, UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) conducted regular the UNPOL Medal Parade. The main component of the event was an awarding of UN Mission Police officers for their service to peace. Among the medal recipients was the representatives of Ukraine, Kostyantyn Kolinko, Mykhaylo Krugliak and Polina Antoniuk.
Charge d’Affairs i.o. of Ukraine Mrs. Natalia Sirenko and officials of the Embassy of Ukraine in Cyprus took part in the event. The Head of the Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine in the Republic of Cyprus congratulated the Ukrainian peacekeepers who serve as part of the UN Mission.
UNPOL has been an integral part of this Mission since 1964 and is crucial for the effective implementation of its mandate. UNPOL promotes the maintenance and restoration of law. It cooperates with UNFICYP military and civilian components in humanitarian issues and facilitates a return to normalize situation in the buffer zone.