KIEV, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine plans to increase its military contingent in the training mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Afghanistan by more than two-fold, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said Tuesday.
By the end of the year, Ukraine is going to send 18 more troops to participate in the Resolute Support mission, in addition to 11 Ukrainian servicemen, who have already joined the mission, the General Staff said in a statement on Facebook.
The Resolute Support is a NATO-led mission launched in January 2015 to provide training, advice and assistance for Afghan security forces and institutions.
The mission comprises of around 16,000 troops from 39 NATO and partner countries.
Currently, a total of 338 Ukrainian army servicemen participate in eight international peacekeeping and security operations around the world.