Contents tagged with Central African Republic

  • Russia delivers second batch of weapons to Central African Republic

    Russia sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) a shipment of machine guns, Kalashnikov rifles, and Mosin rifles of 1944 model, reports Russia 1 TV channel.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov previously stated that two batches of Russian weapons have been delivered for the needs of the CAR army free of charge.

    "Now we have received 14 aircraft. This is the second shipment of equipment. We are grateful for the cooperation," a representative of the CAR authorities told Russian journalists. …

  • Russia sends another free arms shipment to Central African Republic

    This September Russia has sent a second batch of weapons for the army of the Central African Republic (CAR) at no charge, announced Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a UN Security Council session devoted to peace and security in Africa.

    “In the CAR, over the last year and a half Russian instructors have trained more than 3,000 soldiers for the army of this sovereign country. With the consent of the Security Council committee, two batches of Russian weapons have already been sent free …

  • Russia to send military to the Central African Republic by end of June

    During a St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and  Special Presidential Representative on the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov told journalists that the Russian military will be sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) by the end of July to participate in the UN mission, reports TASS news agency. According to Bogdanov, 30 Russian peacekeepers will be sent to the CAR. "I think [this will happen] soon. However, I am not sure if this will happen by the …

  • Colleague of Russian journalists killed in Central Africa forced to flee Russia

    A former journalist for the media project “the Investigation Management Center” Sergei Kanev had to urgently flee Russia fearing of being accused of an assassination attempt on the Russian president, reported Dozhd TV, with reference to the Russian media project “Proekt”.

    Earlier, in an interview with Dozhd, the exiled Russian tycoon and Putin’s critic, Mikhail Khodorkovsky spoke about one of his colleagues being taken out of Russia. He said that there was a plan to accuse a certain journalist …

  • Media: Russian journalist killed in Central Africa investigated arms supplies from Russia to mercenaries

    Russian journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, who was killed in Central Africa, was investigating arms supplies from Russia to private military companies, reported Dozhd with reference to Dzhemal’s close friend and a source close to the FSB.

    According to the TV channel, the journalist had been working on the material since February 2018. The source said that he consulted Dzhemal on the supply of weapons to Russian private military companies and had asked him to stop.

     “Unfortunately, he did not listen …

  • Russian authorities lost death certificate of the journalist killed in Central Africa

    Russian Federation authorities have lost the death certificate of journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, who was killed while shooting a documentary on Russian mercenaries from the private military company Wagner Group in Africa, write on Facebook his colleague, journalist Maksim Shevchenko.

    “The vindictiveness of stupid authorities who did not know what to do with Orkhan when he was alive knows no limits. It is impossible to believe but they told relatives that they “have lost” Orkhan Dzhemal’s death …

  • Media: Government informant involved in deaths of Russian journalists in Central Africa

    A government informant was involved in the deaths of the Russian journalists in the Central African Republic, MBK Media reports, citing the investigation into the murder of Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko. The investigation was initiated by Russian oppositionist Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

    “The ambush was prepared, it was not a random attack, a local government informant took part in it. It is known that the driver, who could have told a lot, was taken away from the …

  • Kremlin: Russian military presence in the Central African Republic is legitimate

    Russian their military units and specialists in the Central African Republic are there “on a perfectly legal basis at the request of the country’s president”, said the official representative for the Russian Foreign, Ministry Maria Zakharova, as quoted by Interfax news agency.

    “The Russians’ main task is to train local military personnel in handling weapons and equipment that was supplied to the Central African Republic by the Russian Ministry of Defense on a no-cost basis in late January- …

  • Mercenaries from Russian Wagner Private Military Company appear in Central African Republic

    This year Russia sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) the detachment of the mercenaries from Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) reported.

    On March 22, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that in late January and early February, a small batch of arms and ammunition was delivered to the CAR, and that five military units and 170 Russian civilian instructors were sent to train servicemen of the Republic. The CIS stated however that those personnel …

  • Russia sends military instructors to Central African Republic

    Artyom Kozhin, Deputy Head of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has stated that five military and 170 civilian instructors from Russia have been sent to the Central African Republic (CAR).

    "With the consent of the UN Security Council Committee created pursuant to UNSC Resolution 2127, an allocation of small arms and ammunition from the stocks of Russia’s Defense Ministry was made available to the Central African Army in late January - early …