War in Ukraine: Russian paramilitary group Wagner announces withdrawal from Bakhmout

The Central African Republic reacts to the death of Wagner boss Evguéni Prigojine

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Despite the death of Wagner’s leader, Evguéni Prigojine, the Central African authorities have confirmed their commitment to cooperation with Russia. The Minister Counselor at the Central African Presidency, Fidèle Gouandjika, stressed that the strategic relationship between the two countries would remain unchanged.

In a startling statement, the Central African authorities maintained their commitment to Russia, despite the death of the leader of the paramilitary group Wagner, Evguéni Prigojine. The Minister Counselor at the Central African Presidency, Fidèle Gouandjika, expressed this position in an interview with the Financial Times newspaper. According to him, the strategic cooperation between the two nations will remain unchanged, despite the death of Prigozhin.

“This is sad news, he saved democracy, the country is in mourning. But that changes absolutely nothing for us.” said Gouandjika. He added that the agreement with Moscow would continue to allow the presence of Russian instructors in the Central African Republic, thus underlining the importance of this cooperation in maintaining stability and security in the region.

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Russia’s position on this issue was underlined by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who clarified that the presence of Russian instructors in Africa was governed by contracts concluded between African countries and the paramilitary group Wagner. ” The fate of these agreements must be decided by the governments of the countries concerned.“, Lavrov recalled at a press conference, thus emphasizing respect for the sovereignty of partner nations.