"At this point in time the UN is considering to send up to 200 troops and peace observers under the banner of ESFOR - Equanter Stabilization Force. The troops will come from regional countries, and the Kingdom of Suva has agreed to supply the majority of the peacekeeping troops"."
Malatia Defence Ministry rejected United Nations' allegation that it is threatening Equanter. "We are only protecting overseas Malatians who are being mistreated by Equanter. We will use force if necessary," said a Malatian Defence Spokesman.
Meanwhile on the ground, heavy fighting is still taking place around Smallville as government reinforcements are battling their way to reach the besieged town of Smallville.