The Russian foreign Ministry explained the supply of arms from Russia to Central African Republic and the presence there of instructors Russians
Moscow. August 3. INTERFAX.RU — the Russian foreign Ministry said about the continuing attempts to distort information about stay in the Central African Republic Russian instructors, linking her to the murder in the CARS of the three Russian journalists.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on the briefing on Friday once again underlined that “Russian experts sent to this country to lawfully — at the request of the President of the state to assist in the training of Central African servicemen”.
The main task of Russians is training the local military skills with weapons and technical means put in the CARS by the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation on a gratuitous basis at the end of January — beginning of February of this year.Maria Saharanafrican the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry
She also noted that “the delivery was carried out in strict compliance with international law: in the prescribed manner, received the Committee’s authorization of the UN security Council”.
“Acceptance, transportation, security, and placement of Russian weapons in the warehouses of Bangui was carried out in collaboration with the UN mission for stabilization in Central African Republic and with the participation of observers from the European military training mission and the UN on mine action,” — said the official representative of the foreign Ministry.
Zakharov said that now the CAR has 175 Russian instructors — five military and civilian 170.