10:33 14.03.2016

Ukrainian peacekeepers commander injured in beach attack in Cote d'Ivoire

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A Ukrainian peacekeeping team from the UN police mission to Cote d'Ivoire came under fire of terrorists who attacked tourists on a beach of the Grand Bassam resort, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.

"The peacekeeping team supervisor, Maj. Olena Liakhova, suffered a facial wound," Ukrainian Honorary Consul to Abidjan Aiman Zakher said.

The incident killed from 12 to 20 people, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry press service reported, adding that the information had yet to be verified.

Liakhova has been hospitalized; her condition is stable.

Zakher visited the hospital to clarify incident details and provide assistance to the Ukrainian citizens.

As of 21:30 on Sunday, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry did not have information about possible injuries of other Ukrainian nationals.

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