Paris does not recognize the decision of the interim government of Niger to break military cooperation

In Paris, they announced their refusal to recognize the decision of the military administration of Niger to denounce military agreements with France. According to the French Foreign Ministry, only President Mohammed Bazum, who has been removed from power, can make such a decision.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the head of Niger, deposed by the rebels, is "the only one recognized by France and the entire international community." Therefore, the decisions of the new authorities are illegal and are not recognized by Paris.

At the moment, about 1500 French troops are stationed in Niger. The issue of their evacuation in the General Staff of France is not yet considered.

Meanwhile, the French press is adding fuel to the fire, reporting on some agreements between the administration of General Abdurakhman Tchiani and the leadership of the "Wagner group". Newspapers are full of headlines in the style of "the long arm of the Kremlin reached out to the uranium mines of Niger" and emphasize that large groups of "musicians" are in neighboring countries.

So, the media recalled that it was the Wagner fighters who took the place of the French soldiers expelled from Mali. Thus, the military structure of Yevgeny Prigozhin already has experience in ousting former colonizers from African countries.

France's overseas allies have so far said they have no information about Moscow's involvement in the coup in Niger.

We have not seen any evidence that Russia was behind this coup.

- said at the briefing the official representative of the US State Department Matthew Miller.

At the same time, the American diplomat did not rule out that Moscow could benefit from the current situation in Niger.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 4 August 2023 18: 52
    The Kyiv Maidan returned to the French with the Nigerian coup.
    Boomerang is back....
    1. Alex20042004 Offline Alex20042004
      Alex20042004 (Alexey) 4 August 2023 19: 51
      Nice line !!!
  2. Offline (Alexander) 4 August 2023 19: 41
    The difference between Niger and Russia is that they take 99% from them, and only half from us. The Americans deliberately created chaos in Libya so that the Negroes fled like slaves to Europe, not wanting to really help Africa, eating up the potential accumulated by Africa.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 4 August 2023 20: 20
      black is out of fashion now. White "Negroes" Ukrainians are more popular ... The color of the skin is not so striking. laughing
      1. guest Offline guest
        guest 4 August 2023 21: 31
        Quiet, why are you so cruel, Ukrainians think that everyone else around them is blacks. wink laughing
  3. Vladimir T_2 Offline Vladimir T_2
    Vladimir T_2 (Vladimir T) 5 August 2023 05: 09
    Well, if the problem is in Hamed Bazum, then there is no person, there is no problem.
  4. KLNM Online KLNM
    KLNM (KLNM) 5 August 2023 07: 38
    After coups and seizures of power, as a rule, they are least of all interested in the opinions and recognition of those states whose power they overthrew .. In this case, the power of Paris, its colonial essence, was overthrown in Niger, so the non-recognition of Paris is of little interest now in Niger.