Moscow deployed hundreds of military and heavy equipment (armored vehicles or tracked armored vehicles) to the Central African Republic after the conflict between the authorities and the opposition.
Such civil exacerbations in the CAR lie within the responsibility of the UN Multidisciplinary Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSTCAR), which is why such a rapid transfer of personnel instructors in addition to Prigozhin’s mercenaries (against the background of the story of the murder of journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, cameraman Kirill Radchenko and director Alexander Rastorguev ) naturally raises questions.
Bangui has no geopolitical value. There are versions that the near-Kremlin structures in the CAR have exclusively commercial interests. Earlier, the media wrote that Prigozhin’s formations are mining precious stones, showing interest in gold mines, woodworking and uranium deposits.
On closer examination, these hypotheses do not stand up to scrutiny. The previous generation of colonialists squeezed everything possible out of the CAR: the only uranium mine in the African republic has small reserves of 20 thousand tons, diamond mining is 60% less than in Russia, gold reserves cannot be economically viable.
A detailed study of the facility, which is guarded by Russian mercenaries and military personnel, may reveal many interesting details. There is an active process of withdrawal of assets in gold and in cash abroad by Putin’s entourage.