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Action of Indonesian military’s soldiers, who are joining in the contingent of Garuda XXIII-N/United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL),  became a world spotlight. Because the Indonesian military’s soldiers who are on duty to keep peace in the borders between  Israel and Lebanon, succeeded in counteracting war among the countries. The event began when the Indonesian military’s soldiers were conducting surveillance at Blue Line, Adisa’s border, the South of Lebanon, on Tuesday (2/6/2020). The Indonesian military’s soldiers with a strength of 1 company and APC Anoa found Merkava tankbelonging to Israeli military penetrating the borders. When passing the borders, the Merkava tank was ready to hold confrontation with Lebanese soldiers who were ready to fight by using RPG. Commander of Peacekeeping Mission Centerof the Indonesian military, General Victor Hasudungan Simatupang said that the confrontation of the two countries succeeded to be anticipated after the Indonesian military’s soldiers received information of the existence of military movements from intelligence.

Indonesian embassy in Warszawa cooperated with Indonesian embassies in Berlin, The Hague, and Frankfurt to facilitate the repatriation of Indonesian citizens to Indonesia. From Warszawa, 11 Indonesian citizens continued their trip via Frankfurt on Friday (19/6), and then they flew to Indonesia on Saturday via Schiphol Amsterdam. This was reported in a press release of the Indonesian embassy in Warszawa, which was received by ANTARA. The press release also stated that the 11 people consisted of two students and 9 Indonesian Migrant Workers. Six of the Indonesian Migrant Workers were under an independent scheme, and they stayed at the temporary shelter of the Indonesian Embassy since mid-April 2020. Indonesian Ambassador to Poland, Siti Nugraha Mauludiah also confirmed that most Indonesian Migrant Workers in Poland were sent to Indonesia under the independent scheme.

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