Oct 22, 2021
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CAR MFA accused France of lying about Russian instructors


CAR MFA accused France of lying about Russian instructors

The French minister Jean-Yves Le Drian previously accused specialists from the Russian Federation of destabilizing the situation in the CAR. He made the corresponding statement on the air of the France 5 TV channel.

According to Sylvie Bypo-Temon, Le Drian’s words are groundless.

“The statements of my French colleague are absolutely unacceptable, because they are false and do not correspond to the reality taking place in the CAR,” the minister said.

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the African state noted that the republic received experience and knowledge from Russia. She urged her French counterpart to provide confirmation of her words.

“The Russians did not speculate with the authorities. My colleague talks about “mercenaries”, and I would like him, for a start, to provide us with proof of his words, “Bypo-Temon emphasized.

The minister also recalled that it was the soldiers of the Fifth Republic who were previously convicted of war crimes and human rights violations in Africa as part of the Sangaris military operation. She also accused Paris of trying to “infantilize” the CAR.

“There are certain threats against the republic. At least the statements of President Macron, who accused Faustin-Archange Touadère of being held hostage by the so-called “mercenaries” or the Russian presence in general, which is absolutely wrong. I believe that the CAR is an autonomous, independent and sovereign country that has the right to turn to partners that it chooses itself, ”the Foreign Minister summed up.

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