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    PapaDragon

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    Russian military activities in Central Africa

    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:56 pm

    Looks like Russia is making some moves in Central Africa

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3174259.html
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    Re: Russian military activities in Central Africa

    Post  GarryB on Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:41 am

    "It is the choice of the CAR, sighed a French diplomat. Besides, Russians are not such methods as we are. They shamelessly bribe all who need open before them the door."

    Yes... how can France compete if the Russians are using money bribes and all France has is the usual threats and tantrums...

    Imagine giving poor people money to get them to do what you want them to do... Russian bastards... pretty soon every poor person who owns valuable land but is unable to extract the valuable component will expect to be paid to allow some rich white people to steal their wealth from under their feet...

    How can the west stay rich if such things happen?


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    Re: Russian military activities in Central Africa

    Post  Cyberspec on Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:52 am

    Interesting development...seems it's mostly PMC's, some military advisors and civilian staff. They're talking about a Russian plan to establish a line of influence stretching from the Sudan via the CAR down to Angola (an old client from the cold war mk I days)
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    Re: Russian military activities in Central Africa

    Post  GarryB on Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:10 am

    Funny they are talking about a line of allies... because that is what the US seems to be doing... do you think after a short while a rail line right across africa might be built to bypass the ME without having to go around the bottom of Africa...


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    Re: Russian military activities in Central Africa

    Post  George1 Today at 3:04 am

    "Russian soldiers, mercenaries and advisers arrive in Central African Republic capital" - French Media ????????????

    "With the consent of the UN Security Council Committee created pursuant to UNSC Resolution 2127, an allocation of small arms and ammunition from the stocks of Russia’s Defence Ministry was made available to the Central African Army in late January — early February. Five military and 170 civilian instructors from Russia were sent to train CAR service personnel with the knowledge of this committee. This assistance is provided in strict accordance with the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council on the country."

    Russia enters CAR

    On March 24, the French Agence France-Presse told about Russian instructor presence within 60 kilometers of CAR’s capital Bangui. According to AFP, they are based at the Berengo estate which used to belong to Bokassa. An AFP reporter who went to the location saw lines of tents and Russians in military uniforms training CAR soldiers. The journalist was forbidden from taking photographs or filming videos.

    According to AFP, the tents were to the right of Bokassa’s tomb. We were able to geolocate the tomb using photos available online. Planet satelliter imagery does show new objects, apparently those tents, to the right of the tomb. Planet imagery archive showed those objects appeared at Bokassa’s estate during the period of January 21 to January 22.



    https://southfront.org/russian-soldiers-advisers-mercenaries-actively-operate-in-central-african-republic-french-media/

    https://citeam.org/ru-mercenaries-in-africa/


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    Re: Russian military activities in Central Africa

    Post  George1 Today at 3:06 am

    After Sudan and Central African Republic, Russian military advisers will soon appear in Democratic Republic of the Congo.



    http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20180527-russie-rdc-defense-cooperation-militaire-rdc


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