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Russian PMCs Spotted In Central African Republic As Rebels Launch Offensive On The Capital (Photos, Videos)

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UPDATE: On December 19, Russia reportedly deployed reinforcement to Central African Republic.

Russian PMCs Spotted In Central African Republic As Rebels Launch Offensive On The Capital (Photos, Videos)

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A wave of attacks is sweeping across the Central African Republic (CAR) as presidential elections approach. The UN peacekeeping forces were deployed in the Western part of the country, while the CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadéra is guarded by Russian private military contractors.

On December 19, three major rebel groups announced the forging of a coalition ahead of upcoming elections on December 27. As for now, the new coalition consists of “la Coalition 3R”, “Anti-Balaka Ngaison”, MPC groups, which retain control over large areas of the country.

The rebel groups claimed the decision “to combine all movements into a single entity, called the Coalition of Patriots for Change or CPC, under a unified command.”

All opposition groups were invited to join the Coalition. The CPC called on its members to  respect the integrity of the civilians, the United Nations forces and humanitarian groups.

However, the claims from CPC did not prevent tensions in the west of the country, in the area of Bangui, the CAR capital town. The government accused former president Francois Bozizé of attempting a coup.

Russian PMCs Spotted In Central African Republic As Rebels Launch Offensive On The Capital (Photos, Videos)

February 12, 2019 Map showing armed groups and mineral wealth in the Central African Republic (AFP Photo/Thomas SAINT-CRICQ) Map showing armed groups and mineral wealth in the Central African Republic (AFP Photo/Thomas SAINT-CRICQ)

About 9,000 militants of a new coalition reportedly began to capture key cities near Bangui. According to humanitarian and UN sources, armed groups seized several villages along routes, threatening the capital by a blockade. The battalion of heavily armed rebels is believed to be under the command of former CAR President Francois Bozizé.

After fierce clashes, Fulani rebels, that are mainly presented in the northern parts of the country, allegedly captured the town of Ucole from the Central African Armed Forces (FACA). Fulani militants attacked the town of Ucole on December 19 morning, forcing FACA soldiers to retreat after heavy fighting.

Meanwhile, the local sources reported that armed militias captured the city of Gallo in the north-west of the country on Saturday night. The town, which lies near the Cameroon border, was taken under rebels’ control without resistance.

The rebel groups are currently conducting their offensive on other cities in the north-west of the CAR. The police and army units prefer not to engage in clashes and are withdrawing towards the capital.

Russian PMCs Spotted In Central African Republic As Rebels Launch Offensive On The Capital (Photos, Videos)

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Russian PMCs Spotted In Central African Republic As Rebels Launch Offensive On The Capital (Photos, Videos)

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Russian PMCs Spotted In Central African Republic As Rebels Launch Offensive On The Capital (Photos, Videos)

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On December 18, the UN mission in the CAR, MINUSCA, said that its blue helmet forces were on “maximum alert”. UN peacekeepers were deployed at the towns of Bosemptele and Bossembele, following an offensive by the 3R, Patriotic Movement for Central Africa (MPC), and “anti-Balaka” militias. MINUSCA has 11,500 peacekeepers in the CAR.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for all sides to “urgently cease hostile actions” in the CAR to prevent armed groups from disrupting the elections.

“The mission emphasizes that these coordinated attacks in well-identified areas involve a deliberate attempt to disrupt the elections,” MINUSCA statement reads.

However, it seems that the UN peacekeepers do not manage to maintain order in the CAR by their own forces.

The videos from the area unveil that the UN peacekeeping forces are accompanied by military contractors without any distinguishing signs. They are believed to be Russian PMCs.

Russian PMCs assure the security of the CAR President during his field visit of a security check around the capital Bangui and its peripheral territories.

On December 1, Russian PMCs were spotted handling the security of Faustin-Archange Touadéra and many other officials of the CAR during a military parade in honor of the Republic Day that was held in Bangui.

Russian PMCs Spotted In Central African Republic As Rebels Launch Offensive On The Capital (Photos, Videos)

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Moscow is actively supporting the current administration in the CAR both military and politically. On December 19, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Affairs of Central Africans Abroad of the CAR, Sylvie Baipo Temon.

“The Russian side confirmed its unwavering position in support of the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the CAR, as well as the efforts of its government to ensure the security and stability of the republic,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Russian PMCs Spotted In Central African Republic As Rebels Launch Offensive On The Capital (Photos, Videos)

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The CAR drown into conflict in 2013, when then-president François Bozizé was ousted by the Seleka, a rebel coalition drawn largely from the Muslim minority. The coup triggered a bloodbath between the Seleka and so-called “anti-Balaka” self-defence forces, mainly Christian and animist. To date, the confrontation between the Muslim union “Seleka” and the Christian militia units “Anti-Balaka”continues.

In 2016, the country’s leadership was headed by former Prime Minister Faustin-Arcange Touadera, who stressed his neutral position to both “Seleka” and “Anti-Balaka”.

At the beginning of 2018, Russia responded to the request of the CAR authorities for military-technical assistance. Under the UN coordination, Moscow sent a batch of arms and ammunition to the CAR. It also sent the military instructors to train local military personnel.

The Russian “instructors” were mainly located near mineral deposits, including gold, diamonds and uranium, which the African Republic is rich in. Providing significant support to the local authorities, Russia is pursuing both its economic interests and a new strategy of presence in East and Central Africa.

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Igors Savitsas

Russia made most of the African countries independent. The West keeps destabilizing them.

Jens Holm

Only a few Russians says so. The rest of the world know, because KGB camouflage themself so well, so they have no influence.

Soon the people of CAR will liberate Russia and emmigrate to there, beacause of the climate change.

Volker

KGB? You are aware the KGB doesn’t exist anymore for nearly 30 years? But let Facts don’t interfere with your usual BS + lies.

HiaNd

True, Soviet KGB doesn’t exist anymore .
Well bizarre thing is that Belarus have decided to call their Secret service KGB (or to keep Soviet name to their Secret service if you prefer)

Volker

It’s the same Gaslighting + BS’ing crap the UK’s Deep-State off-shoots ‘Integrity Initiative’ + ‘Institute for State Craft’ – Creator + Inventors of the Skripal + Navalny Poisoning Hoaxes – they accusing always the GRU for what ever imagined ‘stuff’…but the GRU doesn’t exist anymore for 10 years, they didn’t bother in their constant russophobe information + propaganda war campaign keeping their facts strait – Just pathetic.

Cromwell

The way they see it throw enough shit and some wil llstick,and have they thrown shit for years.

Volker

I thing they didn’t bother to name anything, they let everything more or less as it was at soviet times.

HiaNd

I agree… But than if we analyse all only one conclusion is possible: PUTIN DID IT ! :)

JIMI JAMES

Better man than cia pompeuous blob or brennan,anytime,anywhere,anyday!

occupybacon

Putin did nothing, he’s just a good actor.

Tom Tom

Sure, it’s called FSB now.

Rhodium 10

Russia has not participated in the slavery of Africans like some European countries…

Jens Holm

So what.

Slavery also was all pver the world and fx was first totally stopped by Turks making the Lausanne Constitution.

I know slavery is nasty, but we also stopped it.

How can You blame me things, which happend 100 years before I was born. How can You fx blame my Grandparents. Mine – the one I know about – all were poor fishermen and peasant hands.

If You should blame some of them, then it was 4 I know of, which emmigrated here from Denmark because they were very poor. 3 did well. Im sure they didnt kill any indians, but they took their tribe land.

It seemes You are not aware of how the Russian expansion and Tzars as well as Bolsjevics killed more then a few handfulls during time.

How did they get that big. I know that. Yje new regained countries all were taken by force and some twice.

In some matters You are putting things in a wrong context. Others has had expansions for Empires too. Muhammed had. Arabs all the way to Spain. Alexander the Great. Saladin. Timur Lenk, Djengis Khan, the Japanese incl. Toje. Zulus in Africa.

That of course doesnt make it better, but it makes no sense to compare with the past unless You are very carefull.

The ones expanding was the ones being in high tech fx in war, ships, logistics. The other ones by that was and are dominated.

Its also very difficult for me to see USSR didnt take Europe all the way to west of Berlin and made bad and now collpased neocolonialisme there.

Staling took back what the Tzars lost because of Stalin and the Bolsjevics. Next Stalins reetook it and more too it. It wasnt liberated but kept.

As a minimum, You also should wash hands in the same level …

cechas vodobenikov

more dim dane—many ethnic groups sought to join Russian empire to be protected from primitive dane like tribes—Mongols, etc

Tom Tom

Swedes founded Kiev and heavily influenced Russia. Also the term “slave” comes from “slav.”

occupybacon

And Serb from serv.

dbohler

that‘s a good one !

JIMI JAMES

Don’t mix khazars with royalty you dumb kunt,what’s the point of de english if it beareaths no truth, (incests)

Tom Tom

90% of all Africans sold into slavery to the U.S. were sold into that slavery by other Africans in the Ashante tribe, Yoruba tribe, and many others. The difference in those who were sold and those who sold slaves is a big political issue in west Africa. Were you aware of these things?

dbohler

Russia enslaved and slaughtered tens of millions of its own population and has one of the most disgusting mass killing histories right there with Germany, China, Turkey, the US and Belgium…learn some history

Rhodium 10

I said that Russia did not participate in the slavery of Africans…

Simplekindof Man

Belgians.Good to hear someone else mentioning those f#cks

dbohler

as noted by a poster before …Russians not only killed millions and treated their ojwn people a slaves right after they stopped being slaves themselves. Here‘s what wikipedia says: The English term slave derives from the ethnonym Slav. In medieval wars many Slavs were captured and enslaved, which led to the word slav becoming synonym to “enslaved person”. In addition, the English word Slav derives from the Middle English word sclave, which was borrowed from Medieval Latin sclavus or slavus, itself a borrowing and Byzantine Greek σκλάβος sklábos “slave,” which was in turn apparently derived from a misunderstanding of the Slavic autonym (denoting a speaker of their own languages). The Byzantine term Sklavinoi was loaned into Arabic as Saqaliba (صقالبة; sing. Saqlabi, صقلبي) by medieval Arab historiographers.

Cromwell

There IS no KGB.

Jens Holm

They are the deep deep dark state and well camouflaged.

JIMI JAMES

No only fascists are deep state,kgb who have many assets also in c.i.s have their own method dealing with homosexual glorieth cia/pompeuios no sweat!

cechas vodobenikov

Belarus retains KGB

Tom Tom

FSB, same thing.

Cromwell

So why not call it the FSB?

Tom Tom

b/c the name changed, but a rose is still rose by any other name.

cechas vodobenikov

u ignorant 9 year old racist; only west Europeans colonized Africa: France, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal

JIMI JAMES

You being of all salaves of the slave of the slave,unlike kgb who kept the lgbtq and the nazis away incidentaly,ought to damn well know about trumps make americas great tax dodging apples relocation from china to india where these highly prized fascists working for the fake trillio (smashed by huwaie) company and their savvy intellect more than white man of todays earning from $6.79 us Per month?

This is what I mean,don’t insult humanity by posting your greedy ideology screwger!

Lone Ranger

Rather them than CIA and mossadisis rapist cannibal headchoppers.

John Wallace

The CAR gained independence around 1960 from France shortly after the Congo , on their border , gained theirs’s from Belgium. I think King Leopold ll who owned the Congo was the most brutal of all colonial occupiers in Africa. There has been nothing but coups and wars ever since.

JIMI JAMES

Interesting fact,considering historical how france with their minion,do anything for jew’els!

Cromwell

The area is very rich in gold,oil.and diamods,thats why the Imperialist filth have found it difficult to let go,look at what happened in Angola,it took the Cubans to deal with the Apartheid Nazis before the tide was turned.

John Wallace

The Congo was rich in copper amongst many other minerals. King Leopold milked it regardless of how many died . Angola had three factions when the Portuguese left . One mainly in the north , UNITA in the south and MPLA controlled the capital and surrounding areas. UNITA with the aid of a South African force was quickly taking over everything on their way to the capital and would have succeeded if The Cubans hadn’t been shipped in by Russia and stopped the advance. That war went on for years much like the ex Portuguese colony on the other side of Africa which also battled for years with RENAMO .

Cromwell

Correct the fact is when that criminal Savimbi sided with the Apartheid Nazis he lost any credibility,the man was just a common gangster.

John Wallace

All leaders of factions in Africa ask help from a foreign power to assist them in taking control of their country. Neto asked Russia for help . Savimbi ‘s base bordered South West Africa so probably had an association with South Africa from there. What is so different. Mugabe got help from China , Nkomo got help from Russia. All of them had deep pockets that they wanted filled. Once a group take control they tend to keep it forever or until a coup happens. SWAPO .

HiaNd

US Closing Last Two Consulates in Russia
Move will leave US embassy in Moscow as only US diplomatic mission in Russia
https://news.antiwar.com/2020/12/18/us-closing-two-consulates-in-russia/

Cromwell

They should have been thrown out years ago until they become civilized.

Volker

Until they become civilized? The Rogue notorious genocidal War-Criminal+World-Terrorist AmeriCunts? Abandon All Hope!

Lone Ranger

Terror state U.S. institutions doesent belong in civilized countries.

JIMI JAMES

They have the pope,then again they can’t eat hope:

HiaNd

Agree. Anyways, either way, whatever Russian’s do… US will always say: Putin did it!
So, it is best option, to kick everybody out of Russia now.

Cromwell

That was the big mistake Yanukovych made in Ukraine,he allowed those NGOs to run riot and just about gave the Keys to the City of Kiev to insane McCain and that bitch Nuland.it almost cost him his life.

HiaNd

Yanukovych did the same what Lukhashenko did in Belarus. Flirting with (and supporting) anti-Russian extremists in their own countries.
To use them as personal support, as counter balance to any Russian influence, in their countries.
And thy did that for simple reason, to stay in power and untouchable for Russia, presenting themselves as (Ukrainian (and Belarus) “nationalists” which they weren’t).
The problems started when those neo-NAZI dogs (they were feeding) got in contact with CIA, MI6 and other Western secret services. Suddenly they have received lots of support and money from the West and started to attack their masters Yanukovych, Lukhashenko.
Unlike Yanukovych, Lukhashenko had opportunity to see what extreme right have done in Ukraine yet he didn’t learn lesson and didn’t react till it was almost too late for him.

Jens Holm

The easy way would have been not to collapse the Comecon and Warsaw pact. You didnt and hell broke loose.

So the problems started a least a few decades before that by no very needed reforms having senils of WW2 as Leaders as well as not creating education for all and infrastructure with logistis for it.

And its not solved in Russia of today. Russia has no central Goverment with structure for all Russia. Russia of today also has no local structure and not even in a Federation level. Russia need one of those to have a full state and a big producing well payed and well educated population making the glkue and fx tax to the Goverment taking better care of the one with no income as well as creating jobs.

You write in all Your narrowminded stupidity, that those people are “Antarussians”. Well actuallly they all are forced into a system even before USSR was attacked by the Germans. They never was asked if they would be a part of Russian hemisfere or something else.

So they are no antirussians. They do want and wish ro be more themself. In the time of the Tzars seveal of them had their own minority seat in the Duma.

…And yes, of course they want something which works and makes wellfare for them and thats not the USSR collapse. They can see well, things mainly are much better here and will copy the good parts.

Whats wrong with that. Helpig them with that is no hostility but an investment for them and us in the future. They never was Russia but mainly Europe and well conected fx to my Denmark by free trade along the baltic coasts.

It was driven by all and in their countries parts were very mixted and with many Finns, Swedes, Danes, Poles, Germans and Jews. NOT RUSSIA. Russia anytime is INTRUDER

Look at maps moron. It was a great victory to reach the Asv sea and have Rostov as harbour. Leningrad was just two riverbanks. Caucasus, Krimera. Kazan was the last defeated muslisms in Russia – andall the smaller widespread tribes east of Ural hardly exist in museums. Alaska was sold to USA, but who did Vitus Bering whatever buy it from??

So I as little dane anytime will defend those people, so they can be a part of us again if they want to. They decide and not someone like You.

If You want influence there, then You shall have something, they need and vice versa.

Cromwell

Indeed you can only feed a rabid wolf for so long,when you run out of food they eat you,thats what happened to Yanukovych.

JIMI JAMES

That turd is the reason ukraine falted,legit or not,ever since ukraine at loss:

Cromwell

Correct.

Concrete Mike

Hah true.

Its sad though, because in the west, your rewarded for being a cultural swine.

Its almost design, although hard to prove, you get the same result through neglect as well!

JIMI JAMES

The most disrespectfull thing usa puts lgbtq flag,where they ought know russias stance,
chances are the staffers were identified then ordered to leave the country too,that can only be a good thing for all countrys not just russia:

HiaNd

Russia launches R&D work on fifth-generation submarine

“late in 2018, the Malakhit completed R&D work codenamed Husky on defining the conceptual design of the fifth-generation multipurpose nuclear-powered submarine and the results of the work were approved by the Defense Ministry.”
“After that, the Malakhit switched to the next stage of developing the submarine – the R&D work codenamed Laika,” the source said.
The source gave no technical parameters of the submarine being developed but noted that “Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic missiles will be among its strike weapons.” The source added that the Laika “will feature a modular configuration and a single integrated combat control system with artificial intelligence.”

Concrete Mike

Good comment!

Especially the liquid lead/bismuth cooling system. I must dig in to this a bit more!

JIMI JAMES

So,The deep state central bankers(cia) are hell bent to do a pompeius de coup to get hold of the diamonds and gold,correct me if i’m wrong:

Samuel Vanguard

Wagner of course!

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