4.6 C
New York
Sunday, June 16, 2024

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Funding Its Ukraine War By Exploiting African Resources

Date:

Share post:

The United States on Thursday accused Russian mercenaries of exploiting natural resources in the Central African Republic, Mali, Sudan and elsewhere to finance Moscow’s war on Ukraine, a charge Russia dismissed as “anti-Russian rage”.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Wagner Group mercenaries exploited natural resources and “these ill-gotten gains are being used to fund Moscow’s war machine in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine.”

Russia

“Make no mistake: people across Africa are paying a heavy price for the Wagner Group’s exploitative and human rights abuse practices,” Thomas-Greenfield told a UN Security Council meeting on funding of armed groups through the illicit trade in natural resources in Africa.

Formed by veterans of the Russian armed forces, Wagner fought in Libya, Syria, the Central African Republic, Mali and other countries.

Also, read; Nigeria Discovers Huge Pipeline Used for Oil Theft For Over 9 Years

It was formed in 2014 after Moscow annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and began supporting pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region.

Russia has aggressively pursued its strategic goals in Africa in recent years – securing a foothold in the eastern Mediterranean, accessing naval ports on the Red Sea, expanding opportunities for natural resource extraction, driving out Western influence and promoting alternatives to democracy as a territory and regional standard.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Funding Its Ukraine War By Exploiting African Resources

Africa is therefore more of a “theatre” for Moscow’s geostrategic interests than a goal in itself – a perspective that is reflected in the means employed by Putin’s administration. Unlike most major external partners, Russia does not invest significantly in conventional policy in Africa – for example, B. Economic investment, trade and security assistance.

Instead, the European country relies on a variety of asymmetrical (and often extralegal) means of influence – mercenaries, arms deals, opaque contracts, election interference and disinformation.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Related articles

Reasons behind African Women Declining C-Sections

Having your wife, sister or female friend go to the delivery room to deliver a baby sucessfully should...

Featurism in Africa: A Growing Epidemic

Many of us are familiar with colourism, but not featurism. For those who may not know, colourism is...

The Traditional Painting of Nigerian Women

All over Africa, we have different paintings done on our women, which have become tribal marks or ceremonial...

How Dead Zulu Kings are Planted and Not Buried

The Zulu people are a special tribe in the Nguni ethnic group in Southern Africa. We will be...