US News: Mali: Russia delivers to the junta new military equipment

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in cold with the old French ally, the military in power in Bamako, since August 2020, are turning more and more towards Moscow

Des mercenaires russes dans le Nord du Mali, photo non datée communiquée par l’armée française. © /AP /SIPA Russian mercenaries in northern Mali, unclear photo communicated by the French army. Influence - In cold with the old French ally, the military in power in Bamako, since August 2020, are turning more and more towards Moscow

Moscow shows once again its growing influence with the Junta in power in Bamako. Mali thus received new military equipment delivered by its Russian partner on Tuesday. The country has also announced that it has raised nearly 420 million euros on the sub-regional market.

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 Mali: A Peulus organization denounces violence and arbitrary arbitraric arrests © AFP - Maimouna Moro Malian army vehicle in Timbuktu, September 9, 2021 (illustration). While the Malian transitional authorities deny any allegation of targeted abuses of his army against the Fulani of Mali and accuse those who risk evoking the subject of encouraging hatred and harming the country's cohesion, the Cultural organization Peule Tabital Pulaaku Mali expresses his concern. A Peule cultural organization, Tabital Pulaaku Mali, expressed his concern this Wednesday in a statement.

In his speech, the Minister of Malian Defense Sadio Camara, one of the strong men of the regime, praised the "win-win partnership with the Russian Federation" during an official ceremony in the presence of Russian diplomats and Colonel Assimi Goïta, the transitional president. The colonels, who took power by force in August 2020 in this country in full security turmoil, have decided to separate from the old French ally militarily committed against the jihadists since 2013 and to ardently relaunch cooperation with the Russia .

The question of the role of Wagner

"I must say that the ceremony of today is historic, both by nature, the quality as by the volume of what you give us, which we will only expose here Part, the rest being of course engaged in operation when this ceremony is held, "said Sadio Camara. "We consolidate our capacity for recognition and attack with L39 and Sukhoi 25 fighter planes, which are added to the Super Tucano and other devices already in endowment. As well as the MI24P type attack helicopters, which are added to the MI35 and MI24 already delivered, "he added. No information has been made public as to the conditions for acquiring equipment.

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Russia had already delivered several combat helicopters and weapons in March. Mali has also welcomed in large numbers what the junta presents as Russian instructors. Western partners denounce the appeal of the junta to the services of the Russian Russian Safety Company Wagner, to the actions decried. Bamako on the other hand denies and speaks of ancient partnership with the Russian army. Russia had however admitted in May a presence of Wagner in Mali "on a commercial basis".

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© AFP/Malik Konaté Colonel Assimi Goïta is at the head of the Malian government. (Drawing) . AFP/ Malik Konate/ The letter is dated August 15, date of the departure of the last French soldier in Mali after nine years of engagement in the Barkhane operation against the jihadists.

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