CAR: France questioned by a Russian representative [fr]
CAR - France questioned by a Russian representative
Statement by the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations
22 February 2019
France was publicly questioned yesterday in the United Nations Security Council by a Russian representative regarding Central African Republic. These accusations are false and, as such, inadmissible.
France recalls that the case of torture by Russian military instructors referred to here is documented in a report of the United Nations Panel of Experts on CAR, whose work and seriousness are widely praised. This Panel of five members from different nationalities is in particular mandated to inform members of the Security Council on acts that compromise peace and security in the Central African Republic.
A MINUSCA investigation into these serious charges is under way. France has every confidence in the work of the Mission, in close cooperation with the local authorities, to shed light on this unacceptable case of torture.