(MENAFN- AzerNews) Russia's Wagner Group has recently provided Sudan's Rapid
Support Forces (RSF) with surface-to-air missiles, the US said
Thursday as it rolled out new sanctions against the Russian
mercenary group, Azernews reports, citing Al Arabiya.
“Most recently in Sudan, the Wagner Group has been supplying
Sudan's Rapid Support Forces with surface-to-air missiles to fight
against Sudan's army, contributing to a prolonged armed conflict
that only results in further chaos in the region,” the Treasury
Department said in a statement.
The accusations came in the same statement that announced US
sanctions against the head of Russia's Wagner Group in Mali.
Earlier this week, the US declassified information revealing
that the group was trying to procure weapons for the Kremlin from
Africa, specifically Mali.
Washington has accused the Wagner Group of meddling in and
destabilizing multiple African countries while committing human
rights abuses and appropriating natural resources.
“As Russia's military has struggled on the battlefield, Putin
has resorted to relying on the Wagner Group to continue his war of
choice,” the Treasury Department said.
A fragile ceasefire brokered by the US and Saudi Arabia has seen
decreased violence but not a complete halt. The State Department
said Thursday that the monitoring mechanism recorded possible
Sudan's army and the RSF have been engaged in clashes for
several weeks as the two sides fight for control of the
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