Agence France-PresseFebruary 14, 2014 15:17
The European Union plans to send around 1,000 troops to the Central African Republic to help restore order, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Friday.
Earlier estimates had the bloc sending about 500 troops. "We have more than 500 troops," Ashton told reporters after a UN Security Council meeting, adding that the European Union was "looking at double that number."
"I trust that the force will be on the ground very, very soon," she said.