The head of French diplomacy, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on Sunday evening accused Wagner’s mercenaries of a private Russian group of “transferring” state power in the Central African Republic. “Seize financial capacity”.
“When they enter a country, they multiply violations, exemptions, and sometimes robberies to change the power of the country.”, He said on the “C Dance L” show on the France 5 channel. “The most striking example is that the Central African Republic, finally, confiscates the financial capacity of the state so that they can pay.”, he said.
France is militarily involved in the fight against terrorism in Mali, and the Wagner group is opposed to training local armed forces and ensuring the security of leaders. He has already warned Malian interim officials that Wagner’s presence could call into question his military involvement in Mali. “That is not possible with us. That fact must be taken into account. “, Jean-Yves Le Trian reiterated.
The Wagner group, particularly Paris, is suspected of acting on behalf of the Kremlin, where the latter did not want to appear officially. “Wagner was first and foremost a Russian mercenary, waging war on behalf of Russia through proxy, even if Russia denies it …, Hit the minister.
The French Foreign Minister complained to his Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September. “I told him so. He said it was not me. I told him if it was you. They take refuge in the fact that such and such a state has the right to contract with such a company. But this is not true.”, he said.
“The truth is that they are militants, violating international law and questioning the sovereignty of the states.”, he said.
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