Mali appears to be benefiting from the relations with Russia after demanding the departure of French soldiers from its territories. Bamako announces this Thursday the receipt of new military equipment.
“The rise of the Malian army continues. This Wednesday, March 30, 2022, new latest-generation military equipment was received by the Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Sadio CAMARA, at Modibo KÉÏTA international airport”, announced this Thursday, the presidency of the West African country.
The Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) indeed indicated on Wednesday that the military equipment comes from Russia.
” Fruits of a sincere and very old partnership (Russia-Mali), These materials composed, among others, of combat helicopters, latest generation radars and many other materials necessary in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism that is living in our country, “said FAMa in a statement.
For the Malian authorities, the arrival of this purely military equipment will contribute to the success of FAMa operations through the “Maliko plan”, “Operation Kêlêtigui” and many others.