The president of Ukraine has promulgated the Security Council’s decision on participation of Ukraine in the antipiracy operation "Atalanta"

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Published on Friday, 22 January 2010 02:00
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The decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on participation of Ukraine in naval operation of the European Union "Atalanta" has been promulgated. It was told about it in the decree of the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko from the January, 20th, published on the head of the Ukrainian state’s official site. The decree comes into force from the date of its publication. It is entrusted to the government to prepare the corresponding suggestions.

The Security Council of Ukraine in November, 2009 declared expedient the participation of Ukraine in the European Union’s operation EU NAVFOR ATALANTA. The participation of Ukraine in this operation is estimated in $4 million annually.

The naval operation "Atalanta" is aimed against pirates nearby the Somalia coast. The European military men have the right bring down fire on the pirates hunting trade vessels.