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Armenia deploys more troops in Afghanistan than many NATO members


Photo: Press service of Armenian Defense Ministry


Yerevan/Mediamax/. Armenia is the second among the former Soviet countries by the number of peacekeepers engaged in Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

Mediamax reports that the data on the number of peacekeepers from 39 countries, engaged in Resolute Support Mission, is provided in the NATO Secretary General’s Annual Report that was presented on March 13 in Brussels.

Armenia ranks the 12th among the 39 countries and deploys 121 peacekeepers in Afghanistan. Among former Soviet republics Armenia concedes only to NATO-membership aspiring Georgia, who has 870 servicemen deployed in Afghanistan.

Moreover, Armenia surpasses many NATO members by the number of peacekeepers, such as Croatia, Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, etc.

Below we present the list of 39 nations, contributing to Resolute Support Mission, and the number of their peacekeepers in Afghanistan:

1.    United States 6941
2.    Italy 1037
3.    Germany 980
4.    Georgia 870
5.    Romania 588
6.    Turkey 532
7.    United Kingdom 450
8.    Australia 270
9.    Czech Republic 214
10.    Poland 182
11.    Armenia 121
12.    Mongolia 120
13.    Netherlands 100
14.    Azerbaijan 94
15.    Denmark 97
16.    Croatia 96
17.    Hungary 90
18.    Bulgaria 86
19.    Belgium 62
20.    Bosnia-Herzegovina 55
21.    Albania 43
22.    Norway 42
23.    Slovakia 40
24.    The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 39
25.    Finland 29
26.    Sweden 25
27.    Latvia 22
28.    Lithuania 21
29.    Montenegro 18
30.    New Zealand 10
31.    Portugal 10
32.    Ukraine 10
33.    Austria 12
34.    Spain 8
35.    Slovenia 7
36.    Estonia 4
37.    Greece 4
38.    Iceland 2
39.    Luxembourg 1.

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