Zakharova: the information about Russia’s military presence in the Central African Republic grossly distorted

POLICY

MOSCOW, August 3. /Basereporter.com/. Russian instructors are in the Central African Republic (CAR) on a completely legal basis of the Russian Federation regrets that this information is grossly distorted.

This was stated on Friday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“Currently in the Central African Republic employs 175 Russian instructors, five of them 170 military and civilian. Russian experts sent to this country lawfully at the request of the President of the state to assist in the training of Central African servicemen, – said Zakharov. The main task of Russians is training the local military skills with weapons and technical means put in the CARS of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation on a gratuitous basis at the end of January – beginning of February of this year. We do not understand why it is so grossly distorted that information”.

According to her, the delivery of arms was carried out in strict accordance with international law. “In due course received permission of the Committee of the UN security Council No. 2127 on the Central African Republic. Acceptance, transportation, security, accommodation of Russian weapons in warehouses in Bangui carried out in cooperation with the UN Mission for stabilization with the participation of observers from the European military training mission and the UN on mine action, – noted the diplomat. With the assistance of Russian specialists trained 600 Central African troops.”

Zakharova said that the Russian arms and trainers were sent to the Republic “in the acute phase of the military-political crisis to assist local authorities in addressing urgent challenges of security sector reform and enhance the combat capability of the military.” “Military experts from Russia did not take any participation in combat actions on the territory of the kings. Difficult situation in the Republic does not allow to speak about specific dates for the completion of the mission of the Russian military instructors,” she said.

Murder of Russians

Zakharov also noted that all the data concerning the transportation home of the bodies of those killed in the CAR of Russian journalists handed over to their relatives.

In her words, “the dead bodies are most equipped hospital of Bangui, the Embassy is taking all measures to send them home was made today.” “For ethical reasons we will not announce the date of arrival of the flight. Today all the data was handed over to the relatives of the victims,” – said the diplomat. Previously, she was assured that they will be provided with all necessary assistance.

The Central African Republic has promised to do everything possible to catch the killers, podcherknula Zakharova. “The Minister of the Francophonie and of the state Protocol, which is currently acting Minister of foreign Affairs and Central Africans abroad, in a message addressed to the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expressed his condolences to [in connection with the deaths of the journalists] and stressed that the authorities CARS will do all for catching and punishing criminals,” – said the diplomat.

On Tuesday, the Russian Embassy in the Central African Republic reported the deaths of three people near the town of sibut North of the capital of the country. The Russian foreign Ministry later reported that the dead, whose bodies were discovered on 30 July, found journalistic documents in the names of Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguev and Orhan Cemal. They made his entry as a tourist and is followed to the territory of the Republic to work on a documentary. The investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on the fact of incident criminal case under article “Murder”.

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