Russia offered to help Paris in a military operation in Mali

Russia offered to help Paris in a military operation in MaliFrench Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday that Moscow offered to Paris help in the transfer of French troops in Mali.

Responding to a question during an interview with a leading radio station Europe 1 on how troops will be transferred to the Mali, Fabius said that will be involved in the transportation of African, European countries and Canada. "Apart from this, our native land offered to provide tf for the French troops," — said Fabius, reports Agence France-Presse.

Recall the situation in Mali escalated in recent weeks — Adventure extremist groups began to attack the positions of government troops in the central part of the country. On help troops in Mali January 10 French soldiers arrived. At the current time on the terrain of the country is about 2 thousand French soldiers. In the operation also involved troops of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

On Saturday favorites ECOWAS urged the international community "immediately provide financial and logistical support" for troops in Mali. Earlier, Chairman of ECOWAS, President of Côte d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara called on the international community to the wider military intervention in a military operation against militants in the Mali.

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