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The Ambassador of the Russian Federation commented on the publications about "sending hundreds of military forces of the RF Armed Forces" to the Central African Republic

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The Ambassador of the Russian Federation commented on the publications about "sending hundreds of military forces of the RF Armed Forces" to the Central African Republic

Photo from joint exercises of Russian and Egyptian military personnel in Africa



The publication of the French newspaper Le Figaro, in which, with reference to a representative of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Central African Republic, it is announced about "the transfer of hundreds of Russian military to the CAR" is actively discussed. The official, whose name is named as Angi Maxim Kazagi, writes Le Figaro, said that "Russia has decided to send its military after the mutiny" that happened in the CAR.

Against this background, reports began to appear in the African press about the alleged "defeat of Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic." And allegedly "the Russian military was deployed in response to these actions."

The situation with such statements is commented on by the Russian Ambassador to the CAR, Vladimir Titorenko. According to him, the only regular Russian servicemen in the Central African Republic are five employees of the Russian Ministry of Defense under the Ministry of Defense of the CAR - in the capital of the republic, the city of Bangui. Titorenko said they work as military instructors at the request of the Central African authorities.

Russian Ambassador to Bangui told the information service RIA News:

They are periodically rotated. And the UN Security Council and the international community are aware of this.

Some time ago (in the fall of this year) Titorenko reported that Russia would consider the issue of sending an additional number of Russian military to the CAR. However, at this point, the information about the shipment from the Russian side has not been officially confirmed.

For your information:

On December 27, parliamentary and presidential elections are to be held in the CAR. Against this background, several armed groups calling themselves the opposition announced their unification. The approximate total number of these armed formations is 8-10 thousand people. On Friday, the rebels began their advance towards the capital of the CAR. According to some reports, the groups are financed through the former head of the Central African Republic, F. Bozize, whom the court did not allow before the elections. It is noteworthy that de jure Bozize has been on the international wanted list for 6 years on suspicion of a whole series of serious crimes.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 22 December 2020 06: 14
    +8
    Every self-respecting journalist should generate at least one fake once a day! And if there are two or three fakes, then you can already cut the site down or start printing a newspaper ... Well, if fakes are pouring out of a journalist, like from a cornucopia - one per hour, then at least a TV company will need to be created! laughing
    1. Civil
      Civil 22 December 2020 07: 13
      -4
      If there is a limited contingent, these are non-existent troops. Wagner doesn't exist. There are no losses and will not be.
      1. K-612-O
        K-612-O 22 December 2020 07: 16
        +4
        All these stuffing over the past 3 days have been pouring in mainly from pro-French tweets in the CAR, and the French smishniks disperse them
      2. Finches
        Finches 22 December 2020 07: 17
        +5
        "If you don't believe in something, it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist!" laughing
        1. Civil
          Civil 22 December 2020 18: 39
          +2
          Quote: Finches
          "If you don't believe in something, it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist!" laughing

          And the Russian Foreign Ministry has already confirmed that 300 additional instructors were sent.
      3. Krasnoyarsk
        Krasnoyarsk 23 December 2020 18: 14
        -1
        Quote: Civil
        If there is a limited contingent, these are non-existent troops. Wagner doesn't exist. There are no losses and will not be.

        Learn to express your thoughts correctly.
        "If there is a limited contingent" - it is - a LIMITED CONTINGENT of the RF AF. and it exists, no matter where. Nobody denies the existence of Wagner. VO is not obliged to inform us about the losses of "Wagner". Can give as news from unverified sources. It informs about the losses of the RF Armed Forces.
    2. Machito
      Machito 22 December 2020 07: 20
      +3
      Quote: Finches
      Every self-respecting journalist should generate at least one fake once a day! And if there are two or three fakes, then you can already cut the site down or start printing a newspaper ... Well, if fakes are pouring out of a journalist, like from a cornucopia - one per hour, then at least a TV company will need to be created! laughing

      Sounds like Charlie Hebdo, but CNN too.
    3. An64
      An64 22 December 2020 09: 26
      +3
      Every self-respecting ambassador must deny everything until there is an official statement from the capital.
  2. Deniska999
    Deniska999 22 December 2020 06: 20
    +1
    In fact, he did not say anything concrete. I do not see anything surprising in the fact that ours can get caught up in another conflict.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 22 December 2020 06: 26
      +2
      Quote: Deniska999
      In fact, he did not say anything concrete. I do not see anything surprising in the fact that ours can get caught up in another conflict.

      with the emergence of PMCs, where they were not only seen ...
    2. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 22 December 2020 06: 42
      +5
      Why bother?) Rather, help one of the parties that is profitable at the moment. All normal states around the world have been doing this for hundreds of years)
  3. Odysseus
    Odysseus 22 December 2020 06: 46
    -3
    Well, the fact that "people with decisive military issues", or, simply put, mercenaries from the Russian Federation have been in the CAR since 2017, this is the Punchinelle's secret. The fact that now there is an attempt at another military coup and the government that these mercenaries are defending want to ask for an exit is also true.
    So it is quite possible - the information about the transfer is true. Another thing is that these are "ichtamnets" and not regular military units.
    However, the question is much more interesting - what are they actually doing there? Usually, in the case of capitalist states, we are talking about pursuing their economic interests - the interests of corporations or the state. Sometimes, about the historical zone of control (specifically, the CAR is the former French colony).
    But in this case, there is absolutely nothing to catch in the CAR - there simply are no useful assets that could be used reliably and stably.
    On this occasion, various versions have been put forward, up to the most exotic - the creation of caches there for our "elite" who have done their job and the West no longer needs. The version is beautiful, but dubious, all the same caches with money and gold in the CAR are too delusional even for officials from the Russian Federation.
    However, it is precisely this question that must be asked - after all, the financing of all these "Wagners" in our case, of course, comes from the budget.
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 22 December 2020 07: 18
      +7
      Don't talk about assets, some of the largest reserves of uranium, rare earths, gold, copper and quite a lot of useful things.
      1. Odysseus
        Odysseus 22 December 2020 07: 37
        -1
        Quote: K-612-O
        Don't talk about assets, some of the largest reserves of uranium, rare earths, gold, copper and quite a lot of useful things.

        It is virtual. On the level, hypothetically, there is somewhere there. Not developed in practice. For example, in 2017, all exports from the CARs were 196 million dollars, of which what you wrote accounted for 5% -9,2 million dollars. That is, de facto zero.
        It is not enough to have something hypothetically, you need to be able to get it in practice - for this you need a lot of investments, stable power, absence of corruption, export routes, etc. None of this is not expected. Here even the French, who were extremely skilled in colonial plunder, were powerless.
        1. K-612-O
          K-612-O 22 December 2020 07: 50
          0
          The whole problem is that there was a stable power there only under the pro-Soviet government, and then with the constant interventions of the French, the support of any "rebels", there was no time there was to deal with the economy, and since the 90s there are constant internal conflicts.
    2. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 22 December 2020 07: 51
      -2
      Quote: Odyssey
      However, the question is much more interesting - what are they actually doing there?

      One telegram channel claims that they are guarding "US $ 5 billion in gold and currency" taken out of our country. More details here hi
      https://telemetr.me/content/generalsvr/post/177/
      1. Odysseus
        Odysseus 22 December 2020 07: 58
        0
        Quote: Stirbjorn
        One telegram channel claims that they are guarding "US $ 5 billion in gold and currency" taken out of our country. More details here

        I heard about this version and even wrote about it a little higher. In my opinion, in the 21st century, hiding currency and gold in a cache in the Central African Republic is a terrible trash. I can not believe it.
        Although after the "Navalny case" I will not be surprised at anything.
        1. K-612-O
          K-612-O 22 December 2020 08: 07
          -1
          In 17, the CAR authorities officially turned to the Russian Federation for help, ours agreed, sent advisers and gunmen to make the locals something resembling military units and police, just like in the USSR.
          And the rebellion, this is a big word, very much, a couple of trucks with homeless people, on French money, which are chased there by the UN mission, consisting of Rwandans, Portuguese and Sudanese, and so on for little things.
        2. Stirbjorn
          Stirbjorn 22 December 2020 08: 24
          0
          Quote: Odyssey
          In my opinion, in the 21st century, hiding currency and gold in a cache in the Central African Republic is a terrible trash. I can not believe it.

          Who knows. And it is clear that, on a global scale, what was exported is a small stash, like the apartment of Colonel Zakharov. For a rainy day, if all assets are squeezed out in the civilized world
        3. Deniska999
          Deniska999 22 December 2020 08: 29
          -3
          Taking into account the psychology of our bosses, hiding money in shoe boxes or in the form of different bruliks, it is possible that wealth is exported in this form: currency, precious metals.
          1. K-612-O
            K-612-O 22 December 2020 09: 02
            -2
            5 yards for a rainy day will not be enough to guard them with military experts, some kind of idiocy, and there are places more reliable than the countries of the victorious democracy
      2. K-612-O
        K-612-O 22 December 2020 08: 01
        -1
        Well, this is the same dump, with a wet youth at the head
    3. Jonex welsh
      Jonex welsh 22 December 2020 12: 20
      0
      The Central African Republic is one of the least developed countries in the world. The CAR has mineral resources (oil, gold, diamonds, uranium ore), natural resources (timber, hydropower). However, the country is still one of the poorest countries not only in the world, but also on the African continent, which is exacerbated by constant inter-ethnic and inter-confessional wars.
      The CAR shares the 4th - 5th place in the world for the quality (purity) of diamonds. In 2012, the Central African Republic ranked 10th in the world in terms of diamond production. The US Geological Survey estimates the diamond reserves in the CAR at about 39 million carats. The supply of diamonds to the global jewelry industry was about 500 gross carats per year. This industrial sector is involved in illegal mining, often controlled by illegal armed groups, and is highly smuggled. The mining of diamonds, as well as their trade, are regularly activities that various governments in the country want to nationalize.
      1. Odysseus
        Odysseus 22 December 2020 20: 43
        0
        Quote: Jonex Welsh
        The Central African Republic is one of the least developed countries in the world. CAR has minerals (oil, gold, diamonds, uranium ore), natural resources (timber, hydropower)

        Why did I give the export structure above? All raw materials exports (without timber) are $ 9,2 million, diamonds are slightly more than half. It’s just a penny. They get 5 times more on the black market with old Soviet tanks.
        Yes, there are bandit groups that extract and then sell to Western companies at a cheap price. But to think that we got in there to compete with them is too much even for the current Russian Federation.
  4. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 22 December 2020 06: 50
    +5
    I don’t understand: the level of Russia's influence on the world arena, including the post-Soviet space, is decreasing, or is everything exactly the opposite, eh? If Russia is still the same as Obama said, just a "state of the regional level, a gas station country" then there is so much attention to it as to the periphery of the world (from the Arctic to Africa, including space and the depths of the ocean) ... request
  5. Tagan
    Tagan 22 December 2020 06: 52
    +1
    Quote: Deniska999
    In fact, he did not say anything concrete. I do not see anything surprising in the fact that ours can get caught up in another conflict.

    Usually a liberal audience, like you, gets in trouble. We have with you different "OUR".
    1. Deniska999
      Deniska999 22 December 2020 08: 30
      -1
      Yes, yes, it’s good that they reminded me, I’ll go for another transfer from the Mossad, I’ll go and buy finally my favorite jamon.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 December 2020 06: 54
    +2
    Why did Western journalists suddenly start talking about Russian military units in this republic, about the "defeat" of a Russian PMC? And not because the Western intelligence services are behind the coup attempt, which in this situation are trying to discredit Russia once again by switching attention to it?
    whose name is named as Angi Maxim Kazagi
    And under the guise of this "official" did any Maxim Kozachenko with a Ukrainian passport appear?
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 22 December 2020 07: 21
      0
      Here's an assessment of all this, from the owner of the situation:

      Hardly any of the authors of such news have an idea of ​​where this African country is at all. There is no question of knowing the internal political situation, as well as the fact that almost 100% of the news about the deaths of "mercenaries from Russia" is broadcast by a single Corbeaunews portal, which works in the interests of pro-French local politicians.

      One has only to find out that in country N there are terrible people from a terrible three-letter structure, the visor of engaged authors is ripped off.

      We will reveal a little secret: there are indeed Russian military advisers (once again, this is the RF Ministry of Defense) on the front line. And they conduct (you were waiting for this word, right?) The process of defense, directing the energy of the untrained in the right direction with kicks and slaps.

      Here are just weapons they have Russian swearing, berets and the shoulder of comrades in the UN, who, as soon as they smelled fried, rushed behind the backs of the "bloody chivykashniki".
      #CAR
      @rybar
      And colleagues from the UN are 70% Rwandans, and the main effective unit there are several hundred Portuguese, if not strange
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 December 2020 08: 04
    +1
    Even if they were really sent, what can the rest of the world care about our warriors?
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 22 December 2020 08: 11
      0
      So it is the Franks who are bombing, but yesterday the Central African Republic officially requested the RF and Rwanda for additional military assistance. So the francs jumped up against this background, because they can't push their candidate through, well, no way
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 22 December 2020 08: 23
        0
        But where are the Franks, their president is all sick? fellow
        1. K-612-O
          K-612-O 22 December 2020 08: 57
          0
          The President is the President, and when you are kicked out of the former colony completely, you start to spin. While the truth comes out clumsily.
  8. Tagan
    Tagan 22 December 2020 09: 02
    -1
    Quote: Deniska999
    Yes, yes, it’s good that they reminded me, I’ll go for another transfer from the Mossad, I’ll go and buy finally my favorite jamon.

    Well, yes, as an option. And then your "analytics" still leaves much to be desired.
  9. certero
    certero 22 December 2020 13: 19
    0
    Quote: Deniska999
    from the Mossad I'll go and buy finally my beloved ham

    So you burned