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French official says 300-400 Russian mercenaries operate in Mali | Reuters

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According to a senior French armed forces ministry official, 300 to 400 Russian mercenaries are working in central Mali, contradicting the junta’s claim that only Russian army instructors are stationed there. Other West African countries have also blocked their boundaries with Mali, ostensibly in protest to the deployment of private security companies from the Russian Wagner Group, whose personnel are largely ex-military people. The European Union has sanctioned the Wagner Group, charging it with conducting covert activities on behalf of the Kremlin.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/french-official-says-300-400-russian-mercenaries-operate-mali-2022-01-11/

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