US News Central African Republic: The Presidency responds to the "allegations" related to the Russian paramilitaries

20:50  18 june  2021
20:50  18 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Concerns around the Russian partner multiply after several investigations concerning the abuses committed by the paramilitary in the Central African Republic. RFI had published a survey in May reveal the methods used. Last week, CNN, in partnership with the Sentry organization, which published a large format on the subject.

In response to the US Writing Survey CNN , the President of the President of the Central African Republic feasted from a five-page statement, justified, "he says, by" the gravity of These defamatory, whimsical and misleading allegations. It would exist according to Obed Namsio "a plot against the Central African authorities". With aim, the desire to "support the establishment of a chaos" in the country and with "the intention to harm the interests of the Central African Republic".

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Obed Namsio insists on the violence of armed groups and their occupation of the territory during recent years. Crimes knowingly omitted by journalists who have not made mission on the ground. CNN specifies not having obtained a reporting authorization despite several requests.

The Cabinet Director then continues on the official communication line: there are no mercenaries in the Central African Republic, the presence of the Russian elements has been authorized by the United Nations Sanction Committee, they intervene in the context of a Bilateral military cooperation agreement.

"A by proxy war between the great powers"

The statement specifies that the Presidency "refuses to end up in a proxy war between the great powers". Finally, he recalled that a special government investigation was put in place to shed light on the allegations of human rights violations charged to FACA and Russian allied forces. Allegations that he qualifies as "early". An investigation of the conclusions.

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress, too, published a statement in which it calls the Biden administration and the United Nations to investigate further on the presumed role of the Wagner group in "atrocities" against civilian populations. . It encourages international partners to fully reject "the incredible denial of the Kremlin of the ultimate responsibility for these odious crimes".

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