Czech Republic ready to send peacekeepers to Golan Heights

The Czech Republic has officially proposed deploying troops as UN peacekeepers in the disputed Golan Heights. According to Defence Minister Vlastimil Picek the country could send some 150 soldiers whenever needed, but the nearest term is in 2015. The UN has meanwhile expressed interest in deploying Czech helicopters in its peace missions in Sudan and Mali. The deployment of Czech troops would have to be approved by the country’s new Parliament which will emerge from October’s general elections.