The Kremlin’s remark comes days after Wagner mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin appeared to point out assist for the coup in Niger.
The Kremlin stated on Monday that the state of affairs in Niger was “trigger for severe concern” after the nation’s president was ousted in a coup that was condemned by a lot of the world however welcomed by Wagner mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has intensive pursuits in Africa.
In a name with reporters, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated Russia known as for all sides in Niger to point out restraint, and for the quickest attainable return to authorized order.
In the meantime, Prigozhin appeared to point out assist for the coup in Niger at the same time as tons of of pro-military supporters in Niamey went on the streets, brandishing Russian flags.
A voice message on Telegram app channels related to Wagner, which was stated to be Prigozhin, didn’t declare involvement within the coup however described it as a second of long-overdue liberation from Western colonisers and made what seemed like a pitch for his fighters to assist maintain order.
“What occurred in Niger is nothing aside from the battle of the individuals of Niger with their colonisers. With colonisers who’re attempting to foist their guidelines of life on them and their situations and maintain them within the state that Africa was in tons of of years in the past,” stated the message, posted on Thursday night.
The speaker had the identical distinctive intonation and switch of phrase in Russian because the Wagner boss, though Reuters information company was not in a position to verify with certainty that it was him.