The peacekeeping forces of GUAM will be comprised of three companies, mine platoons, investigation platoons, communications platoons, mine-engineer platoons, military police platoons, and material and technical provision and other divisions, said the Defense Minister of Ukraine, Anatoly Gritsenko, at the meeting of the CIS Defense Ministers in Moscow, Rosbalt-Ukraine reports with reference to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
According to Gritsenko, the peacekeeping forces of GUAM will be established to implement the tasks under the patronage of the United Nations according to the decision of the UN Security Council, under the patronage of the OSCE and other regional organizations in accordance with UN Regulations. In addition, the peacekeeping forces of GUAM may join the peacekeeping forces created under general control of the UN Security Council.
The military departments of Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova have already prepared proposals regarding creation of joint divisions to fulfill peaceful and humanitarian tasks. "It deals with the contrition of four countries in strengthening the security in the region," Gritsenko said. The peacekeeping forces of GUAM will be comprised of three companies, mine platoons, investigation platoon, communications platoon, mine-engineer platoon, military police platoon, material and technical provision and other divisions. The divisions will comprise of 530 peoples. In addition, each country will be represented at the level of one company.
Peaking of the legislation base of creation and functioning of the peacekeeping forces of GUAM, Gritsenko said that the concluding issue on the establishment of peacekeeping forces will be confirmed at the level of Chiefs of the Headquarter Generals of the four countries. Later, the decision will be made at the level of the Defense Ministers of Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova in the form of proposals approved by the GUAM State Heads. Thereafter, according to the Ukrainian legislation, the agreement will be ratified by the High Rada.
The decision on the direction of the contingent to the concrete conflict zones will be made at the meeting of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine, and later, the project of relevant law will be sent for the consideration of the Parliament.