Tuesday, 28 September, 2021
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Germany warns Mali over Russian mercenary deal

Germany warned Mali on Wednesday that a deal with Russian private security group Wagner would "call into question" its deployment in the West African country as part of the UN and the EU missions.

"If Mali's government makes such a deal with Russia, then it goes against everything that Germany, France, the EU and the UN have been doing in Mali over the last eight years," wrote Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Twitter.