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

    Looks like Russia is making some moves in Central Africa

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    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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    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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    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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    Post  George1 on Mon May 28, 2018 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.

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

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    Post  George1 on Mon May 28, 2018 3:06 am

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

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    Post  George1 on Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:34 pm

    Russia discusses air defense system deliveries with Rwanda

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    Russian Soldiers, Mercs and Advisers Are All Over the Central African Republic

    Russia is back in Africa, guarding the President of the Central African Republic and negotiating with at least three rebel leaders at the same time

    https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/russian-soldiers-mercs-and-advisers-are-all-over-central-african-republic/ri23693

    Sudden Russian interest in the resource-rich Central African Republic (CAR—the former French colony of Oubangui-Chari) has raised questions regarding Moscow’s intentions in the violence-plagued nation (see EDM, April 30).

    As much as 80 percent of the CAR is not under government control. A new burst of violence earlier this month included attacks on churches and mosques, resulting in 19 dead and over 100 wounded (News24.com, May 3). Thousands have been killed and nearly half a million people displaced since 2013. Fighting has escalated since the French ended a three-year military mission (Operation Sangaris) in October 2016. The operation, the seventh French military intervention in the CAR, ended amidst accusations of sexual violence by French troops, though Paris pledged to keep 350 soldiers inside the CAR as a “tactical reserve” while remaining ready to intervene with a larger force “at very short notice” (France24.com, Deutsche Welle, October 31, 2016). Responsibility for security was turned over to the Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des nations unies pour la stabilisation en Centrafrique (MINUSCA), a 13,000-man United Nations peacekeeping mission, which has struggled to restore order while being accused of large-scale sexual abuse of local women.

    Deeply impoverished, the CAR endured massive exploitation by Chadian Muslims in the 19th century, French imperialists in the 19th century and neo-colonialists working with corrupt CAR politicians since independence in 1960.

    Russia appears ready to join this game, exchanging arms and cash for access to oil, minerals, strategic bases and rare earths—materials vital to modern electronics but a market almost entirely dominated by China. Moscow is trying to trade on Russia’s lack of colonial history in Africa (overlooking failed attempts to establish Russian colonies in the 19th century), its Cold War assistance to various bastions of Marxism there, and its military performance in Syria.


    The CAR has been under a UN arms embargo since civil war broke out in 2013. Pleas from President Faustin Archange Touadéra for arms and training to reinvigorate the shattered CAR military found a sympathetic ear in Moscow last year. An exemption to the embargo was granted only after Russia agreed to supply secure storage and serial numbers for the weapons. The United States, United Kingdom and France were concerned the arms could disappear soon after delivery; the armories were looted in 2013, and weapons belonging to the Forces armées centrafricaines (FACA) have a habit of turning up on the black market. Aside from Russian arms supplies, the UN embargo has been renewed through to February 2019. The exemption allowed CAR chief-of-staff Firmin Ngrebada and special advisor Fidèle Gouandjika to arrange an agreement for arms and training with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, signed in Sochi on October 9, 2017. Ngrebada, nicknamed “Foccart,” after Jacques Foccart (1913–1997), the French special advisor on African affairs in the 1960s and 1970s, insists it was France’s President Emmanuel Macron who sent the CAR delegates to Russia after a French attempt to supply FACA with arms seized off Somalia failed following Russian objections (Jeune Afrique, May 3; CorbeauNews, January 16).
    Among the weapons delivered this year are 900 Makarov pistols, 5,200 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 140 sniper rifles, 840 Kalashnikov PK 7.62-millimeter machine guns, 270 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 20 man-portable anti-air defense systems, hand grenades, mortars and millions of rounds of ammunition (The Nation, December 14, 2017). Russian weaponry and parts are compatible with what Soviet-era arms remain in the CAR armories. The weapons are intended for use by two battalions (1,300 men) of FACA trained by the European Training Mission (EUTM RCA), beginning in mid-2016. Training was initially inhibited by a shortage of arms. EUTM’s mandate is expected to be renewed in September.

    While the Russian arms are a donation rather than a sale, the Sochi agreement contains provisions for Russian exploitation of minerals, resources and energy sources as well as the development of infrastructure and enhanced commercial relations (Defenceweb.co.za, February 19; RT, April 3). Though the French ambassador to the CAR, Christian Bader, has stated France does not perceive a problem with the Russian military agreement, France has traditionally resented the intrusion of other countries into its African “backyard” (CorbeauNews, April 21). One French diplomat has complained of the “shameless” bribes paid by the Russians for access to CAR governing bodies (Le Monde, April 23). Russians in civilian garb have also appeared in poor neighborhoods of Bangui, handing out various essentials (RFI, April 25). Local reports suggest that among the newly arrived Russians are disinformation experts who have started an anti-French media campaign (Mondeafrique.com, May 9).

    The Russians are reported to have had talks with the Russian-educated former Séléka rebel leader and CAR president Michael Djotodia (2013–2014), though Ngrebada says he has no reason to doubt the sincerity of his new Russian friends (Jeune Afrique, May 3). Witnesses also described a Russian Cesna aircraft with three or four Russian soldiers visiting the compounds of Muslim rebel leaders Nourredine Adam and Abdoulaye Hissene in northern CAR (Monde Afrique, May 4; RFI, May 1). During Operation Sangaris, the French made similar efforts to contact rebel leaders and persuade them to refrain from attacking Bangui; Russian intentions are still unknown, but may have something to do with threats of a rebel “march on Bangui” in response to the military cooperation with Russia (L’Obs, May 5). Russian interest in the rebel-occupied goldfields of northeastern CAR may provide another reason.

    The 175 Russian trainers have established a base at Béréngo palace, the abandoned home of CAR “emperor” Jean-Bédel Bokassa (1966–1979). Only five of this group are members of the Russian Army; most of the others are mercenaries working for private Russian military contractors (Le Monde, April 23). The palace’s 100 acres are only 35 miles from Bangui and include a firing range and an airstrip that can easily be expanded and modernized to handle large Russian aircraft, enabling the Russians to avoid using the French-controlled airport in Bangui. One estimate suggests there are now 1,400 armed Russians in the CAR, most of them employees of private military contractor Sewa Security Services (Le Tchadantrhropus Tribune, May 14).


    Some 40 members of the Russian Special Forces have been assigned as a security detail for President Touadéra, work formerly done by Libyans, Chadian mercenaries or, most recently, Rwandans attached to MINUSCA. Valeri Zakarov, a Kremlin insider, is the new presidential security advisor. The CAR’s presidency is now concerned that the military agreement with Russia will encourage Western attempts to overthrow Touadéra, encouraging even greater reliance on Russian security personnel.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:15 pm


    In addition to Central African Republic Mozambique and Djibouti are also on the table:

    Russia Is Squeezing the West From Africa Without a Fight

    https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/russia-squeezing-west-africa-without-fight/ri23949
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    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:26 pm

    Putin says Russia, Gabon can team up to solve crisis in Central African Republic

    Putin pointed out that relations between Moscow and Libreville "are, anyway, developing in all directions"

    MOSCOW, July 13. /TASS/. Russia and Gabon can join efforts to look for a solution to the crisis in the Central African Republic, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Gabonese counterpart Ali Bongo Ondimba on Saturday.

    "Unconditionally, we have fields to work on, including the regional settlement - in Central Africa," Putin said adding that Gabon was actively engaged in the cooperation and was making a considerable contribution.

    Putin pointed out that relations between Moscow and Libreville "are, anyway, developing in all directions."

    "Unfortunately, a total amount of trade is not large, but the pace of growth is impressive," he added.

    Gabon’s president thanked Putin for his invitation and warm welcome in Russia and congratulated him on winning the presidential election in March.

    "Mr. President, I came to tell you that Africa needs you," Ondimba went on to say, noting that the continent has richest resources, which major states strive to explore.

    Russia with its tremendous capabilities might have a hand for the benefit of Africa, he added.

    "I am pleased that Russia is not indifferent to solving the conflicts <…> in our vicinity, a solution to the turmoil in the Central African Republic," Gabon’s president said. "I think it would be just wonderful if we joined efforts to bring peace to that country."

    The Kremlin press service said that trade between Russia and Gabon doubled in 2017 to $47.7 (from $29.1 in 2016).

    Last October, Russia’s oil giant Rosneft signed a profile protocol of understanding with Gabon’s Oil and Hydrocarbon Ministry. In June 2017, Zarubezhneft and the Gabonese oil company signed a memorandum of understanding - a framework agreement on key aspects of cooperation, including joint exploration of deposits and construction of oil and gas facilities in Gabon.


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    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:32 pm

    UN experts described the work of Russian military instructors in the Central African Republic

    As reported by the newspaper Vedomosti in the material of Alexei Nikolsky, "UN experts described the work of Russian military instructors in Central Africa: They are engaged in training local
    siloviki, guarding convoys and hospitals, "the Russian mission for the military training of local personnel in the Central African Republic (CAR) became the subject of a study of a group of UN experts who described it in detail in a report sent on July 23, 2018 to the President of the UN Security Council. American NGO Security Council Report.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:27 am

    Medvedev approves draft agreement on Defense Ministry representative office in CAR

    The draft agreement was put forward with the aim of providing assistance to the Central African Republic in the issues of military and military-technical cooperation


    MOSCOW, October 8. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the draft agreement with the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) about opening a representative office of the Russian Defense Ministry in the African country. The relevant document was published on the official web portal of legal information on Monday.

    "To approve the draft agreement proposed by the Russian Defense Ministry and coordinated with the Russian Foreign Ministry and other relevant federal executive authorities... on establishing a representative office of the Russian Defense Ministry at the Ministry of National Defense and Restructuring of the Army of the Central African Republic," the document said.

    The Russian prime minister ordered the Russian Defense Ministry to hold talks with CAR representatives and sign a document upon reaching an agreement.

    The draft agreement was put forward with the aim of providing assistance to CAR in the issues of military and military-technical cooperation, as well as ensuring the activities of Russian military specialists in the African country on assisting in restructuring the country's Armed Forces, providing training on using and repairing the military equipment delivered by Russia. The maintenance of the representative office of the Russian Defense Ministry will be financed by the Russian side, the document added.


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    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:57 pm

    Russia ready to continue deliveries of military equipment to Central African Republic

    The foreign ministry acknowledged that Russian aid to the CAR attracts close attention abroad

    MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. Russia hopes that its partners would stop artificially blocking Russia’s request at the UN Security Council to continue deliveries of military equipment to the Central African Republic (CAR), Russian Foreign Ministry’s commentary published on Monday states.

    "We are hoping that our partners can carefully investigate the military and political situation in the Central African Republic and stop inventing excuses aimed at artificially blocking the strengthening of the country’s national security forces," the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out. "In this regard, we hope that the US will reconsider their approaches standing in the way of Russia’s request at the UN Security Council 2127 on the issue of delivering a second batch of military equipment to the Central African Republic. This will help continue the work on reestablishing control of the CAR’s legitimate powers on the whole territory of the country in the interest of establishing lasting peace and security in this African state."

    The ministry acknowledged that Russian aid to the CAR attracts close attention abroad. "It seems like some countries are feeling somewhat "jealous" in relation to Russia joining the process of Central African regulation," the commentary notes. "Such a stance is counterproductive, especially in current conditions, when constructive cooperation of all international players in the interest of stabilizing the situation in this long-suffering country is in great demand in the Central African "field", while competition and zero-sum games are not."

    On August 27-28, Sudan’s capital of Khartoum hosted talks under the auspices of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and with the participation of Russian mediators on solving the domestic conflict in the CAR between leaders of major armed groups, including organizations that used to be part of Seleka and Anti-balaka. On the outcomes of the talks, the Khartoum declaration was signed, which announced the creation of the Central African opposition alliance with the goal of reaching a long-term and stable peace in the republic.

    The declaration confirmed commitment to the African Union’s initiative on establishing peace and security in the CAR and readiness to launch peace process with the central government. The document also expresses gratitude to Russia for its mediation efforts, which made it possible to hold the Khartoum meeting.

    "Russia aims to use all available means to facilitate the negotiation process in the Central African Republic, with the aim to find a way out of the prolonged crisis in this African country," the ministry stressed. "The cooperation provided by Russia is in line with the efforts aimed at unblocking crisis situations on the African continent in accordance with the principle formulated by the African Union - an African solution to African problems," he concluded.


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    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:01 am

    France "worries" about Russia's roled in the Central African Republic

    Russia handed over hundreds of weapons to the CAR and sent 175 military advisers to support the government’s fight against the militias.

    And last week, Russia declared that it plans to send additional equipment and send more advisers, thereby increasing its active presence in Africa, which has not had any precedents for several decades.

    The Central African armed groups signed a preliminary agreement at the end of August in Khartoum under the auspices of Russia and Sudan, and the African Union, supported by Paris, supervised the post-crisis negotiations.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:13 pm


    Central African Republic: A crisis forgotten by everyone, except Russia

    While the West remains complacent and aloof towards the humanitarian crisis, Russia steps in.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/africa/2018/11/central-african-republic-crisis-forgotten-russia-181114135617254.html

    There is something deeply unsettling about seeing a white man posing for pictures, surrounded by young African children calling for help, in the 21st century.

    Last year, I covered the visit of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the Central African Republic (CAR). This year, we followed Jan Egeland from the Norwegian Refugee Council.

    One called the CAR a forgotten conflict, the other a neglected one. Both visits were about pretty much the same thing: drawing attention to a country largely ignored by the international community spiralling into sectarian violence and on the verge of a humanitarian conflict in need of more help.

    These calls for help had in most part fallen on deaf ears. Promises made were broken.

    The United Nations said it needs nearly $516m to help the 2.5 million people in CAR. So far, it has received a fraction of that amount, about $123m. What this means in practice is that people are going hungry. Security is deteriorating with armed groups continuing to fight, displacing people.

    'Bystanders'

    On November 14, the UN Security Council is expected to vote on renewing the humanitarian and peacekeeping mandate of the UN mission in the country.

    "The UN's 12,000 troops have prevented the sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians from turning into a genocide," says Najat Rochdy, CAR's humanitarian coordinator.

    But some diplomats and aid workers we spoke to accuse the UN peacekeepers of being mere bystanders to the conflict, with some even calling them "incompetent".

    In April, UN troops stormed the Muslim neighbourhood of PK5 in the capital, Bangui, to arrest a local rebel commander who called himself General Force.

    Heavily armed UN troops in armoured vehicles with aerial intelligence were overpowered by young men in flip-flops with Ak47s. Nineteen died and hundreds were injured, mostly locals.

    General Force was unscathed.

    West, UN fail

    France, the former colonial power, is now on the retreat. They intervened when Muslim Seleka fighters took over control of Bangui in 2013. But after some of the soldiers were accused of sexual abuse, they left.

    I met girls as young as 13 who said they were raped by French soldiers meant to protect them. Human rights organisations accused some of the troops of filming girls forced to have sex with dogs.

    These crimes remain unpunished.

    A court in France dropped the charges, saying there isn't enough evidence for prosecution. A lawyer in Bangui told me: "Imagine if African soldiers raped young children in Paris. Would the crimes remain unpunished?"

    Since then, most of the French troops have gone. The ones left are UN peacekeepers and European soldiers in Bangui training a poorly equipped CAR army.

    We saw UN and European troops on their day off, at the pool of the capital's Ledger Hotel, playing volleyball, drinking beer and listening to Eurythmics, while ordinary people in the city suffered a major water crisis, struggling to find water to drink.

    The situation in the rest of the country is catastrophic. Fourteen militia groups fuel sectarian violence, forcing 1.2 million people to flee in search of a safe place to live.

    Russia steps in

    The UN-backed African Union peace talks have so far failed to stop the fighting. As the West remained complacent and aloof, ignoring the CAR, Russia stepped in.

    At the request of President Faustin-Archange Touadera, Russian military instructors, including former soldiers who fought in Syria and Ukraine, are now in the CAR, helping the government regain control of the country.

    The Russians recently opened a clinic in the rebel-held town of Bria. More of their military advisors are expected in the coming months.

    Russia is supporting peace talks organised by Sudan in Khartoum to try and get armed groups around the table with the elected government.

    The Russians are here in the CAR. And you won't see them at the pool of the Ledger Hotel, playing volleyball and drinking beer, or taking pictures with poor children.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:40 pm


    "Central African Republic calls on Russia to train its army l Al Jazeera English"

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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:21 pm


    Russia to increase military presence in Central African Republic | Al Jazeera English

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    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:55 am

    They are bringing stability and order to the country, yet those reports suggest it is a Russian merc op to steal the country away from the european countries that bravely ran away. Rolling Eyes
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    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:53 pm

    Defense Minister of Central African Republic didn't rule out possible Russian base there in interview with RIAN yesterday.

    https://topwar.ru/152320-v-car-ne-iskljuchajut-pojavlenija-rossijskoj-voennoj-bazy.html
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:19 am


    I wonder who they heard this from? Cool

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    Post  AlfaT8 on Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:03 pm

    I know, it's Al jazeera, but it's still something.

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    Post  George1 on Fri May 24, 2019 2:15 pm

    Russia signs contract to dispatch military specialists to Republic of Congo


    In particular, the contractconcerns the maintenance and operation of Soviet-and Russian-made military hardware in the inventory of the African republic

    MOSCOW, May 23./TASS/. Russia and the Republic of the Congo have signed a contract to dispatch Russian military specialists to the African state. The ceremony of exchanging the documents took place at the Kremlin on Thursday in the presence of the two countries’ presidents, Vladimir Putin and Denis Sassou Nguesso.

    Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin signed the contract from the Russian side.

    Fomin told the journalists that the contract in the first place concerned the maintenance and operation of Soviet-and Russian-made military hardware in the inventory of the African republic. The bulk of this military hardware can remain in service for a very long time, the deputy defense minister said, mentioning armored vehicles, soft-skin vehicles, missile and conventional artillery as well as helicopters among other hardware.

    Of course, it needs professional operation, servicing, maintenance and modernization, he said. "This hardware is safe, efficient, its tactical and technical characteristic are the best in the world," Fomin stressed, adding that the Thursday’s contract was mainly about this.

    He explained that Russian specialists were going to the Republic of the Congo to train and help their Congolese colleagues in operating, servicing and repairing military hardware. "This is a new contract, but in general it continues a once started beautiful story under the name of ‘military and military-technical cooperation [of Russia and the Republic of the Congo]’. We are continuing it and are happy about this," Fomin said.

    Russia and the Republic of the Congo are also engaged in negotiations on supplies of Russian military hardware to that African country, Fomin told journalists.

    "Negotiations are underway. We expect to have a request on supplies of new hardware. It is necessary, our hardware has proved its effectiveness, including in Syria in fight against international terrorism, it has demonstrated its safety, reparability and high precision," Fomin said.

    "This republic does have things to defend. It is rich, while the main treasure of any state is its independence and sovereignty," the deputy defense minister summed up.

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    Kremlin explains goals of Russian military specialists’ mission to Congo Republic


    Russia and the Republic of the Congo earlier signed a contract to deploy Russian military specialists to the African country

    MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Russian military specialists will be deployed to the Republic of the Congo to see to the maintenance of the equipment Moscow provided to the country earlier, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

    "These specialists will go there to help maintain military equipment provided to the Republic of the Congo earlier," he said. According to Peskov, with appropriate maintenance, it is possible to continue using many pieces of the equipment. "They will be sent there to maintain that equipment," he added.

    Russia and the Republic of the Congo earlier signed a contract to deploy Russian military specialists to the African country. The ceremony of exchanging the signed documents took place at the Kremlin on Thursday in the presence of Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of the Congo. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told reporters that Russian specialists would go to Africa to train their Congolese colleagues in the use, maintenance and repair of military hardware.

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    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:33 am

    Not specificaly arms export but an interesting poster from the CAR (Central African Rep) where Russia is involved lately...sort of reminds me of the Soviet era involvement in various African countries

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