Russian military advisers are reportedly helping Mali train its security forces. Western countries have criticized Mali for allowing mercenaries from the Russian Wagner Group to operate in the West African nation.
Tensions are mounting in West Africa as Mali resists pressure from the region, the EU and US, to come up with a firm timetable on how civilian rule will be restored after two coups and a military takeover.
The day after France’s withdrawal, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken weighed in on Mali’s looming deal with the shadowy Russian private military company. He stressed that the Wagner Group “will not bring peace to Mali”.
PUTIN ain’t playing///
Trump is smiling..