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French Foreign Minister threatened Russia in case of sending PMC “Wagner” to Mali

PARIS, 24 Sep. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov about the possible consequences if the Wagner PMC is sent to Mali, the French ministry's communique says. Moscow has already announced that there are no Russian troops in Mali. The foreign ministers of Russia and France met on Thursday on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. Paris is afraid of the Afghan syndrome and is withdrawing troops from Mali “Concerning the topic of Mali, the minister (Le Drian) warned his Russian colleague about the serious consequences of the involvement of the Wagner group in this country,” the French Foreign Ministry said in a communiqué following the meeting of ministers. that there are no representatives of the Russian armed forces on the territory of Mali. When asked whether the Mali Defense Minister raised the issue of military assistance during his visit to Russia, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov replied that Moscow maintains contacts, including through the military, with many countries, including the states of the African continent. Peskov commented on reports in Western media, citing anonymous sources who claimed that the Malian authorities were allegedly in contact with PMC Wagner. The United Nations Multidisciplinary Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), established by a resolution of the Security Council of April 25, operates in Mali 2013. She is responsible for protecting civilians, respecting human rights and creating conditions for the provision of humanitarian assistance. In December 2012, the UN Security Council authorized the entry into Mali of 3.3 thousand troops of the mission of African countries (AFISMA). In 2013, the European Union sent a training mission (EUTM Mali) to this country, the purpose of which is to train units of the Malian army and provide advice. National Interest announced Ukraine's fear of an alliance between Russia and France


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