International Operation Name: Lithuania-Ukraine – 1994
International Mission Name: Lithuania-Ukraine – 1994
Mandating Organization: Government of Canada
Region Name: Europe
Location: Former Soviet Union; Lithuania, Ukraine
Mission Date: 15 July 1994 - 5 August 1994
Mandate: To deliver medical supplies to Lithuania and Ukraine.
Narrative: In 1992 and 1993, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) conducted three operations into the former Soviet Union, flying in primarily medical supplies. In April 1994, the Canadian Red Cross once again requested the Government of Canada's assistance in transporting medical supplies into the former Soviet Union. In this case the request was to move four flights worth of medical supplies – two each into Lithuania and Ukraine. On 12 July the Minister of National Defence approved the request, with the Air Command Operation order being issued on 15 July.
The Canadian Red Cross undertook to have the medical supplies ready for transport from Copenhagen, Denmark. The CAF personnel from 8 Wing Trenton were ready on 29 July. One flight was made on each of the days from 1 to 4 August, going respectively to Donetsk, Ukraine on the first and fourth, and Villineus, Lithuania on the second and third flights. On 5 August the airmen and women returned to Canada.
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