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Slovakia doubles its mission to Afghanistan

After a year of deliberation, the Slovak government has given in to pressure from NATO and decided to send another 52 soldiers to Afghanistan, the Pravda daily wrote on October 16.

The Slovak contingent in Kosovo will be also reinforced.

The number of peacekeepers in Afghanistan is expected to double, despite statements from Prime Minister Robert Fico that he will not be forced through moral appeals to reinforce Slovakia’s units in Afghanistan. Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Ján Slota has also commented that Slovak soldiers in Afghanistan are buried like moles there.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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