Posted: 02.06.2023 14:24:00

CAR interested to have Russian military base on its territory

The Ambassador of the Central African Republic, Leon Dodonu-Punagaza, said that the CAR authorities expressed interest in deploying a Russian military base on its territory, RIA Novosti reports 


Leon Dodon-Punagaza said, “Our country was the first in Africa to resist the French and their military presence in the country. We now need a Russian military base that could accommodate 5-10 thousand soldiers.”

According to the diplomat, the Russian military, who stay in the country, significantly strengthen the forces of the CAR combat army. The Russian flag raised at the former French base indicates that the Russian Federation is now together with the Central African Republic.