A helicopter carrying Russian military specialists crashed in the Central African Republic (CAR). This was reported by the Telegram channel “Military Observer,” citing sources.
Officially, the information about the crash of the helicopter is not confirmed. According to preliminary reports, no one was injured in the incident.
Reportedly, there were two people on board, the helicopter fell into a swamp and burnt out.
In February, it was reported that the rebels in the CARs claimed about the killing of Wagner’s PMC fighters. According to the anti-government “Coalition of Patriots for Change,” one Russian was taken hostage and several others were killed. Russia has denied this information.
Russia sent 300 military instructors to the country in December 2020 at the request of the CAR authorities. It was specified that on the spot they would train soldiers of the national army of the republic. At the same time, there was information that the CAR army began to be helped by Russian mercenaries – they were spotted 130 kilometers north-west of the republic’s capital Bangui, together with mercenaries from Rwanda and representatives of the Armed Forces of the Central African Republic (FACA).