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The UK should increase its military capacity in Africa to prevent Russia to increase its influence in the region. This opinion shared the head of the General staff of the country Nick Carter in an interview with The Times.
According to him, military assistance, African countries need to developing States could “focus more on the West rather than to the group of Wagner [Wagner PMCs]”.
The interlocutor of the edition emphasized that Russia became the “true master” of manipulation of the information space and endeavours to give their own point of view for the truth. “They are very well operate in cyberspace. And I think they are well learned to convince other countries that Russia is a better ally than the Western countries”, he added.
Carter also stated that “the threat from Moscow” has spread much faster than expected by British experts. He said that the army of the United Kingdom would have to modernize.
PMC Wagner — unofficial armed formation, which is linked to Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. It is believed that his mercenaries provided security in several African countries, including Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Libya, Madagascar, Angola, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the Central African Republic (CAR). According to some reports, they also took part in the fighting in the Donbass, Syria and was heading to Sudan to support President Omar al-Bashir.
According to the official information of the Russian foreign Ministry, the CARS are sent 175 Russian instructors — 170 civilian and 5 military. This was done with the sanction of the UN security Council. Their task is training the local military to skills of handling weapons and equipment. All other data of Russian instructors in the CARS on Smolensk square called “shameless disinformation Orgy”.
On January 22 of last year, Carter in the public report stated that the UK lags behind Russia in terms of defense spending and military capabilities. In his opinion, the United Kingdom is likely to remain vulnerable to external threats, including in the case of a hybrid war with Russia and other potentially hostile States.
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