Zakharov: events in Mali were the result of “exporting democracy” to Africa

Zakharov: events in Mali were the result of “exporting democracy” to Africa

MOSCOW, November 21. The situation in Mali is a direct consequence of “exporting democracy” and the overthrow of the governments of the countries of the Middle East and Africa. This statement was made official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on the TV channel “TV Center”, asked the host about the reasons of act of terrorism in Mali.

“Why Mali? Because over the last decade we see over and over again in the region occur new and new experiments: regime change, regime change. I can’t even call this the export of ideologies, the export of chaos,” – said Zakharov.

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On Friday in Mali’s capital Bamako has been an attack on the Radisson. Extremists took hostage a 170 – 140 guests and 30 employees of the hotel. The special forces of the armed forces of Mali with the support of French forces in the second half of the day went to storm the building and pushed the squad attackers on the upper floors, where he continued in an intense fight. At this time took place the output of the hostages from the hotel, which was held with the participation of two dozen American military. Responsibility for the attack was taken by the grouping of “al-Murabitun”.

As stated by the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the victims of the attack were 19 people, seven more were injured. Were also destroyed two militants.

The Russian foreign Ministry confirmed the deaths of six Russians – employees of airline “Volga-Dnepr”.

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