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Russia: Military specialists only in CAR to assist in training – MFA

Russian Federation, Moscow
August 03, 2018 at 15:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

of their duties is limited only to the training of military personnel.”

hope dissipated and no one got any information. They tricked everyone.”

SOT, Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Russian): “Is it [Michael] McFaul?”

SOT, reporter (Russian): “A woman.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova stated that Russian military specialists are not participating in any military operations in the Central African Republic during her weekly briefing in Moscow on Friday.

Zakharova also mentioned that Russian experts are working in the CAR “on an absolutely legal basis,” adding “the scope of their duties is limited only to the training of military personnel.”

Discussing the case of Maria Butina, who was arrested by the FBI for allegedly working for the Kremlin and trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Republican party, the spokesperson said that the attitude towards a Russian citizen is “obviously biased and unacceptable” since she is being treated “like a dangerous criminal.”

The spokesperson also said that the countries which demonstrated “solidarity” with Great Britain after the incident in Salisbury hoped to “be informed about the progress of the investigation.”

“However, the fog remained in London while the hope dissipated and no one got any information,” Zakharova concluded.

Answering a question about the allegedly exposed Russian spy working for the US embassy in Moscow, Zakharova joked by asking a reporter whether it was former ambassador Michael McFaul.

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of their duties is limited only to the training of military personnel.”

hope dissipated and no one got any information. They tricked everyone.”

SOT, Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Russian): “Is it [Michael] McFaul?”

SOT, reporter (Russian): “A woman.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova stated that Russian military specialists are not participating in any military operations in the Central African Republic during her weekly briefing in Moscow on Friday.

Zakharova also mentioned that Russian experts are working in the CAR “on an absolutely legal basis,” adding “the scope of their duties is limited only to the training of military personnel.”

Discussing the case of Maria Butina, who was arrested by the FBI for allegedly working for the Kremlin and trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Republican party, the spokesperson said that the attitude towards a Russian citizen is “obviously biased and unacceptable” since she is being treated “like a dangerous criminal.”

The spokesperson also said that the countries which demonstrated “solidarity” with Great Britain after the incident in Salisbury hoped to “be informed about the progress of the investigation.”

“However, the fog remained in London while the hope dissipated and no one got any information,” Zakharova concluded.

Answering a question about the allegedly exposed Russian spy working for the US embassy in Moscow, Zakharova joked by asking a reporter whether it was former ambassador Michael McFaul.

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