Mali approached Russian military company for help, says Lavrov

by News Update

The Malian prime minister has accused France of abandoning his conflict-torn country as most troops prepare to leave, following its decision to withdraw most of its forces this year.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Choguel Kokalla Maiga said his government is justified in “seeking other partners”.
That is an apparent reference to Mali asking a private Russian military contractor, which has been linked to the Kremlin.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed Mali had requested the assistance of a Russian military contractor. However, he did not mention the Wagner Group, a private Russian contractor.
He also defended the move, which he said had nothing to do with his government.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from the UN headquarters in New York.

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15 comments

Adam Smith September 26, 2021 - 1:35 PM

Lavrov also said that top EU diplomat Josep Borrell told him that Russia needs to stay out of Africa as it is in Europe's sphere of influence. Exact words according to Russian diplomat.

Mahdi Ali September 26, 2021 - 1:37 PM

Northern are original hamites who originated from moesopetemia but have the largest foot prints in moroo muritantya and somalia

Ro Lwones September 26, 2021 - 1:38 PM

Let Africa be! Let Africa break the chain of neocolonialism

Niels kjær September 26, 2021 - 1:39 PM

Wagner group is the worst of the worst.

INTERESTING VIDEOS September 26, 2021 - 1:41 PM

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Jean ISIS September 26, 2021 - 1:42 PM

… "WHEN A PARTNERSHIP IS IMPRODUCTIVE OR DOES NOT PRODUCE THE EXPECTED FRUITS"; "IT IS THAT A CHANGE OF PARTNER IS NECESSARY" … !!!

Harjeet Bhakar September 26, 2021 - 1:46 PM

I'm no longer waiting for the GRANT LOAN because I earn $ 46,700 every 10 days recently

Mahdi Ali September 26, 2021 - 1:47 PM

TUAREEGS are original berbera UN mixed by d FOREIGHN I travelled through Algeria Libya ,, Sabha,, Tunis , Morocco TUAREEGS and somalis are identical,, aljaziira how can semitic is accepted but makes Hamites a term of yesteryear completely out of the current goepolitics and history , ham and saam brother's, but out vengence cannabillis of new York .. can we be ereased from history when DNA rescued that THOERY being eastern hamites somalid and western hamites .. Berbers was a common name for both .. gulf aden used to be gulf 9f Berbers, or somal7a being ,, bilaad Berber,

বাংলার গাজী Banglar Gazi September 26, 2021 - 1:59 PM

Nice news program

Ryan Vincent Cordova September 26, 2021 - 2:00 PM

If you need help and can't get it from Mr. A, then go to Mr. B who might be willing to help. It's the logical thing to do.

鬱齉 September 26, 2021 - 2:01 PM

Россия и Мали братские народы

सरकारी आतंकवादी संघठन September 26, 2021 - 2:01 PM

Can you explain about Wagner group

F. U. and S.T.F.U September 26, 2021 - 2:15 PM

lavrov
this group has nothing to do with the russian government.
😆 🤣 😂 😹

James Lewis September 26, 2021 - 2:30 PM

Oh yeah Russia can fill the void. Let them waste their resources.

Youssouf Malla Nantoume September 26, 2021 - 2:41 PM

We don't want to see UN or any European genocidary in our land. France is the weakest country that rely on US to uplift its defences. Africa is waking up, soon France will be kicked out from all over its colonies. They have collected all our natural resources. France who does not have a single mining sector in their land is the 4th biggest gold owner in the world. Intervening in our land as their toilets. And they are capable of nothing. We welcome WAGNER we are sovereign country and we treat our diplomatic affairs with who we want. France cannot interfere in Mali and Russia deal. Nonsense.