Mali receives another shipment of aircraft and helicopters from Russia

10.08.2022, Bamako.

Russia sent another shipment of military equipment (planes and helicopters) to Mali, Agence France-Presse wrote on August 9.

Mali received from Russia L-39 and Su-25 fighters, CASA C-295 tactical transport aircraft and Mi-8 and Mi-24P combat helicopters.

The ceremony, presided over by Interim President of Mali Colonel Assimi Goïta, was held in the presidential pavilion of the international airport in the capital Bamako.

This is not the first delivery of military equipment to the African state. In March 2022, the authorities of Mali reported receiving from Russia Mi-35P helicopters, radar equipment, weapons, and ammunition.

Mali is a state in West Africa, surrounded by Senegal, Mauritania, Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea. Mali has witnessed two military coups since the summer of 2020, the first on August 18, 2020, and the second on May 26, 2021. The constitutional court declared Goïta Interim President of the state. Mali’s military leadership has proposed holding elections in December 2025.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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