In recent days, United Nations Secretary-General Financial Special Representative Al-Ghassim Wane said that access to the village in Mali was “mandatory” to which the army allegedly killed hundreds of civilians with Wagner mercenaries.
As Africanews reported, the Security Council’s request for an independent investigation into the Moura massacre in Mali was blocked by Russia.
The request was included in a statement prepared by France and submitted to the Security Council for approval on Friday.
According to some diplomats, Russia, supported by China, opposed it.
“Comprehensive and independent investigations to uncover the facts, find the responsible for these violations and violations and bring them to justice,” the draft text called for.
In Moscow on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry congratulated Mali on a “significant victory” against “terrorism” and called it “disinformation” claims by the Malaysian forces about the massacre of civilians as well as the inclusion of Russian mercenaries from the private company Wagner in the operation.