Foreign Minister Lavrov: Russia will help Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad and Mauritania with weapons
Russia will continue to help the African countries of the Sahel five (G5 Sahel – Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad and Mauritania) by supplying weapons, military equipment and training peacekeepers to fight terrorism. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, TASS reports.
“We talked about the steps that Russia is taking in order to support the emerging forces of the Sahel Five. The process of their formation is now ending. We will continue to support this process, “the Russian minister said following talks with Chad Foreign Minister Mahamat Zene Sheriff.
Earlier on Tuesday, December 7, it became known that the fighters of a Russian private military company (PMC) Wagner helped soldiers of the National Army of the Central African Republic (CAR) FACA to recapture the city of Kuango in the south of the country, which was attacked by the Patriots for Change (CPC) militants.